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Hilton group donates ‘staycations’ to health workers | 01 July 2020

Hilton group donates ‘staycations’ to health workers

A souvenir photograph after the handover ceremony (Photo: Thomas Meriton)

Health workers are regularly being evoked as heroes on the frontline of this pandemic, from the ones who are working directly to battle COVID-19 to those who have had to double their work in health centres and at the hospital.

To support these heroes, the Hilton group of hotels yesterday donated six vouchers to the department of health which will allow health workers to spend a few days at any of their hotels in Seychelles.

Two vouchers have been made available for staycations at Hilton Northolme at Glacis, Hilton Labriz on Silhouette and Double Tree Allamanda at Anse Forbans, Takamaka.

The general manager of Northolme and DoubleTree Allamanda, Daniel Fabbri and the general manager of Hilton Labriz, Andre Borg, officially handed over these vouchers to the secretary of state for Health Marie-Pierre Lloyd during a brief ceremony yesterday at the Sheik Khalifa diagnostic centre.

“Hilton wanted to thank the frontline staff who have done a fantastic job during the pandemic situation and this is because we understood that they played a very critical role in being proactive and identifying cases fast and treat them fast as well. This has allowed us to remain safe and made it possible for us to rebuild the tourism industry because Seychelles is a safe place,” Mr Fabbri stated.

Mr Borg added this is only the beginning since Hilton hopes to continue to support the frontline staff for as long as is needed “because we need such passion and bravery which are actually a reflection of what we do in hotels”.

Ambassador Lloyd noted the department of health would look for the democratic manner to give out these vouchers to its staff.

 

Elsie Pointe

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