Even as tourism takes a huge hit from the coronavirus pandemic, these hotels and travel companies are stepping up to help their communities.

Tourism is one of many industries that have been hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Airlines and cruises stand to lose hundreds of billions in revenue. Tourist hotspots from Rome to Paris to Sydney remain deserted, most now overtaken by pigeons. And hotels around the world have had to close their doors, not only endangering profits, but also the livelihoods of all the employees that make them run smoothly.

In spite of all this, several luxury hotels have chosen to use their resources to join the fight against COVID-19 in any way they can, whether it’s offering empty rooms to healthcare workers, fundraising for local organizations, providing food for their communities, or making sure their employees are taken care of no matter what. Here are the hospitality brands that have stepped up to the join the effort. The list will be updated as new announcements are made.


The Montecito, California, property recently introduced #MiramarOnTheMove, a food truck that delivers free coffee and warm meals to those in need, making daily stops to essential businesses around Montecito and Santa Barbara, including at post offices, fire departments, and pharmacies. The resort also delivers meals to the Santa Barbara Mental Wellness Center and United Way.