As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its hold on the world, hotels in Niagara Falls are trying to shine a light of hope and love.
While all industries have felt the impact of the Coronavirus, hospitality has been particularly hard hit. With orders to avoid non-essential travel, and the guidance of medical officials to self-isolate in order to flatten the curve, restaurants and hotels have been impacted.
This month marks March Break and Spring Break for many students and would typically be a banner time of year for the hospitality industry in Niagara Falls. Instead, rooms sit vacant, restaurants are closed to dine-in, and many attractions have been closed.
To offer some brightness in the dark, staff at the Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa thoughtfully staggered lighting in rooms on Friday night resulting in a massive, multi-storey heart to show their love and solidarity with all those impacted by the virus.
The hotel hoped that this shining beacon would inspire other hotels, office towers and businesses to join in.
Update: On Saturday several Niagara Falls Hotels including Sheraton on the Falls, Fallsview Casino Resort, Marriott on the Falls, Embassy Suites and the Oakes Hotel also participated. The efforts were also covered by several media outlets including CNN, BlogTO, Narcity, and CHCH News.