DALLAS, April 16, 2020 — Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE: AHT) (“Ashford Trust” or the “Company”) announced today that the Company is partnering with local government agencies, medical staffing organizations, and hotel brands to support COVID-19 response efforts. To date, through various initiatives, more than 25 Ashford Trust hotels have provided temporary lodging for first responders, healthcare professionals, and other community residents impacted by the crisis.
“It is incumbent on all of us to do our part, and I am proud of our efforts to proactively support the communities we serve,” commented Douglas A. Kessler, Ashford Trust’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We send our deepest gratitude to everyone working on the frontlines and we are proactively pursuing opportunities to best utilize our hotels to help navigate in these uncertain times.”
The Company continues to seek ways to provide further support under various response initiatives in parts of the country most affected by COVID-19.