India, April 5, 2020: Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels Limited (ASPHL) is committed to working with communities and being responsive to their needs. The Park Hotels, pioneers of luxury boutique hotels in India has launched a solicitous initiative, #THEParkHeartofHope to provide a helping hand to its guests and neighbours.
THE Park Bangalore, THE Park Chennai, THE Park Calangute Goa, THE Park Baga River Goa and THE Park Hyderabad are doing neighbourhood services for all its neighbours and especially for senior citizens. The locals can directly call these hotels for any emergencies or any pharmaceutical needs. The concierge of the hotel will help them get those. All these hotels are centrally located and anyone living within the 5 km radius can avail this service, available 24*7, with no cost or additional charges. This is being purely done to help in time of crisis.
Speaking on the initiatives, Vijay Dewan, Managing Director, Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels Limited said, “Amidst this global pandemic and the current lockdown, the senior citizens and the underprivileged are suffering the most due to lack of food supplies and essential items. We have launched a neighbourhood service initiative, #THEParkHeartOfHope across our hotels, wherein anybody especially the senior citizens can call us for any help, be it groceries, medicines or food. The team respond to the request immediately taking all safety precautions. We are also providing free food every day to the underprivileged and community warriors.
At ASPHL, safety and wellbeing of our employees and associates is of utmost importance to us and we are undertaking stringent measures to help those in need.”
The below initiatives are additionally, being undertaken at each of the hotels:
THE Park Bangalore
The hotel has started a Free Food Hour, for the underprivileged and the community warriors. Every day from 5 pm to 6 pm, THE Park Bangalore provides all the daily wage workers, ambulance drivers, policemen, security officials, health care officials a food bag with water. This service is for anyone who is nearby the hotel and has access to come to MG Road. As currently with restrictions it is not possible to travel, the hotel is ensuring that all workers nearby the hotel use this service. On average, we have been receiving 70 – 100 people daily.
The hotel has also identified a slum near Hebbel which is off from the main area and unable to get any rations due to the lockdown. The hotel car is going there every day with food packets for about 150 families living there.
THE Park Mumbai
THE Park Mumbai has joined hands with Yash Charitable Trust. The team will distribute food essential kits (2kgs rice, 1kg sugar, 1kg dal, 1ltr oil, 250 gms tea, 5 packets biscuits & 3 soap bars) to 250 underprivileged people in the neighbourhood.
THE Park Hyderabad
The hotel is distributing 50 packed food packets each day to the underprivileged, GHMC workers, Traffic police, petrol pump staff and others in need. The hotel will continue to do this activity twice a week within a radius of 5kms.
THE Park Chennai
THE Park Chennai is spreading hope, joy and happiness among the unprivileged, homeless and needy in around localities of the Hotel. The hotel everyday distributes 50 hygienically packaged meals for the elderly, underprivileged and homeless in and around Nungambakkam region of Chennai. The hotel also distributes packed meals to the Government Hospital’s doctors, nurses, paramedical teams, ward boys and Corporation, Sanitation and Police force in Chennai in honour of all the unsung heroes who are working tirelessly to serve people.
THE Park Chennai also supports various NGOs and Orphanages to whom meals, clothes, toys and groceries etc are being distributed. These homes and NGOs support orphaned children, destitute, elderly etc. The two institutes that the Hotel has been supporting are ‘Asha Niwas’ that houses 60 orphaned kids and ‘Kakkum Karangal’ that houses around 80 destitute inmates. The Park Chennai is providing free packed food every day to the inmates.
The hotel will continue the free food distribution for the entire week reaching out to 380 people in around the Hotel’s locality.
THE Park Calangute Goa
As a volunteer for Goa Humanitarian Helpline, the hotel is also serving as a Helpline Service for all emergency requirements in Calangute and Arpora area. Through this helpline, the hotel offers food for labours, any pharmaceutical needs and emergency with foreigners etc.
The support team at THE Park Calangute Goa along with few other hoteliers is providing aid and support to the medical teams as well as orphanages and old age homes. The hotel has been supplying food to the medical team in their region and food to orphanages and old age homes.
THE Park Baga River Goa
As a volunteer for Goa Humanitarian Helpline, the hotel is also serving as a Helpline Service for all emergency requirements in Baga and Arpora area. Through this helpline, the hotel offers food for labours, any pharmaceutical needs and emergency with foreigners etc.
THE Park Navi Mumbai
The hotel will distribute packed food to the underprivileged, workers, homeless and others in need, within a radius of 5kms.
The team at Flurys with limited staff is doing the production and distribution of breads (essentials) in most of the residential complexes in Kolkata. They reached out to the building/ complex associations and are making all efforts to make bread available to them on a periodic basis. They are currently delivering to around 20 large and midsize complexes every day. Social Distancing norms are being followed at the Production unit and during delivery and distribution.
Flurys is also giving free bread to the underprivileged in the nearby slums and people on the streets.
Zone by The Park, Jaipur
The hotel distributed packed food to 40 underprivileged, workers, homeless and others in need, within a radius of 5kms of the hotel.