The Hard Rock Hotel Penang took the lead to show support to frontliners in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The have amplified a statement of hope by lighting some of its vacant rooms to help shine a light of hope and spark global unity to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
Thanks to some engineering ingenuity, a giant heart and the country abbreviation for Malaysia (MY) the symbol “❤MY” was illuminated across the façade of their iconic property’s walls on the evening of 31 March 2020.
The light display was part of its initiative to show heartfelt appreciation to the first responders and medical professionals to keep the wheels of humanity moving.
“Last night, our windows were lit up to instill hope to the local community that have been affected by COVID-19 and to raise the spirits of our devoted front-liners who are fighting this battle.
“Their ongoing commitment to the health and safety of the local residents is indeed an evidence of great leadership to the world.
“We would also like to dedicate this glowing light display to show solidarity and continuous support to our employees and travel trade partners as we unite and combat the coronavirus pandemic.
“Although our doors are currently closed, our hearts remain open with our motto ‘Love All, Serve All,” said John Primmer, general manager of Hard Rock Hotel Penang in a press statement.
During this unprecedented time when most nations including Malaysia have announced lockdowns and self-isolation regulations to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the team at Hard Rock Hotel Penang is confident that the hospitality and travel industry will soon bounce back stronger than before.
The hotel’s team is playing its part in self-isolating at home during the hotel’s temporary suspension of operations and encourages all Malaysians to do the same.