Niagara Falls, Ontario is one of the Canadian hotspots that also had to face the current unprecedented situation of lockdown as a result of the rapidly spreading novel coronavirus. The hospitality business in the region has many ways in which it could show its support to the individuals directly affected by this situation and one of the latest ones was the Niagara Heart of Hope.
The hotel buildings and casino venues were lit up in a special way that displayed their hearts for everyone to see. Rooms were lit in a special pattern ultimately creating a heart and this idea was shared by the hotels operating in the region. They have been closed indefinitely, as Ontario is one of the Canadian provinces experiencing a larger number of COVID-19 cases.
Niagara Falls Hearts
Showing solidarity with the tough situation in which the province is currently is one way in which the hotels of Niagara Falls can express their social position. Niagara Falls Tourism made it clear that all hospitality businesses wanted to make it clear they stay united in these trying times and one of the ways to do so ways by lighting the glowing hearts.
Hotel towers to the likes of Marriott Fallsview Hotel, The Oakes Hotel, Fallsview Casino Resort Hotel, Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls, and Sheraton Niagara Falls joined the initiative and created hearts by lighting up some of their rooms. Now that the hotels are not welcoming individuals seeking accommodation, Niagara Falls, Ontario appears to be eerily quiet. There are no people roaming the streets and the usual uproar is gone.
The idea originated recently, as Marriott Fallsview Hotel staff members thought it might be a good idea for the hotels to express their solidarity with something beautiful and creative. They spread the news about the planned heart-shaped symbols creation with the other hotels in the region. Locals also expressed their delight of the idea and they enjoyed the glowing hearts.
It could be recalled that mid-March, Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara announced their temporary shutdown amid the growing coronavirus uncertainty. Niagara Casinos, the company that owns the two popular integrated resorts, issued its decision to close them for the time being, in an attempt to flatten the curve and slow down the spread of COVID-19 in the area. The precautionary measure was seamlessly implemented in collaboration with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.
This meant that the popular tourist destination would not feature some iconic live performances of renowned singers and bands, at least for the time being. Once the unprecedented lockdown is over, new dates for the live performances are about to be announced. Niagara Casinos pointed out that the health of casino patrons, staff members, as well as the companies closely collaborating with the casinos and hotels is of utmost importance.
Meanwhile, Niagara Falls, New York is also experiencing the turbulence surrounding the outspread of the novel coronavirus and the social distancing practice. Seneca Resorts and Casinos announced the postponing of all entertainment shows across the month of March. This meant that live events at Seneca Niagara Event Center, Seneca Niagara Bear’s Den Showroom, and Seneca Allegany Event Center would no longer take place.