Miami Hotels Remain Open for Frontline Workers Against COVID-19

Posted at 2:16 PM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 14:16:01-04

While Miami-Dade County issued an order restricting hotel stays to help curb the spread of COVID-19, more than 100 Miami hotels remain open for essential lodgers.

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau teamed up with hotels around the city for first responders, healthcare professionals, and persons who are on the front lines fighting Coronavirus to use at a discounted price.

“Those essential lodgers was important in our conversation with Mayor Gimenez, to at least have some hotel availability on the mainland for first responders, healthcare professionals, national guard, and important folks in our community,” said Bill Talbert, President & CEO of the GMCVB.

The GMCVB website,,has a full list of hotels participating in the program. Additionally, the GMCVB kick started Miami Eats, a program that promotes restaurants around the city providing takeout and delivery.

“This is a free service; you do not have to be a member of the bureau to participate. Restaurants can go on the site, type it in, and get right on,” said Talbert.

The GMCVB has 4 more programs currently helping the tourism and hospitality industries in Miami and they’re positive Miami will bounce back fast and better than before.

“We’ve been involved in crisis overtime, obviously we know hurricanes, ZIKA, Gulf oil spill, and 9/11. So, the Convention Bureau has a lot of experience. When we get out of this, and we will, we’re always the first back in the marketplace. We’ll be back first in the marketplace for meetings, conventions, and for tourism,” said Talbert.

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