‘Hotels for Heroes’ program kicks off today
The idea sprouted into action after Chris Tatum, HTA president and chief executive officer, Mufi Hannemann, HLTA president and CEO, and John Monahan, HVCB president and CEO, wanted to develop the program in recognition of all of the first responders and health-care workers putting their lives on the front line during this pandemic crisis.
“We wanted to give relief to their mental state of mind and to their families,” said Hannemann in a telephone interview.
”As they go through their daily work endeavors, we can help elevate some of their stresses. We understand they are putting their lives, their wives, husbands, keiki and kupuna in harm’s way, so we wanted to help. We thought this was a good way to demonstrate aloha to them,” Hannemann said.