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Watt Hotel Helped First Responders Sleep Easy

Watt Hotel Helped First Responders Sleep Easy

While coronavirus still looms, communities pitching in has made the fight that much easier. The Watt Hotel in Rahway, NJ provided over 2,000 free room nights to first responders treating the COVID-19 crisis.

The Watt Hotel is a member of the Tapestry Collection of hotels by Hilton. Located on 1403 Irving Street, the hotel is a short distance from centers like the RWJ University Hospital.

In the early days of the crisis in April 2020, the hotel arranged complimentary rooms for nurses, doctors, EMTs, paramedics, and other front-line medical staff. Responders could rest and quarantine safely from family thanks to the initiative, “Watt Hotel for Heroes.”

Through the end of May, Hilton worked with 10 associations representing more than 1 million healthcare workers. Groups on behalf of professions such as nurses and anesthesiologists participated in the arrangements.

In addition to giving free rooms, the hotel trained staff in new health & safety measures. For example, to protect workers and guests, staff regularly sanitized rooms and common areas with industrial-grade disinfectants.

“The Watt Hotel sincerely thanks you, our superheroes, for your sacrifice to help our community,” said the hotel in an online statement. “We understand you may need to remain away from home for a little longer, and would love to be your home away from home.”

To learn more about the Watt Hotel, be sure to check out their website.

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Bridget McAllister

Born and raised in Scotch Plains, Bridget McAllister studied Television, Radio & Film at Syracuse University before returning to New Jersey in 2019. With a passion for multimedia production and a background in nonfiction and journalism, she loves learning more about all that goes on in her home state. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, painting, and writing for pleasure.

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