Phoenix Marriott hotels light up rooms to display hope


Marriott hotels across the country and Arizona are hoping to provide support to local communities during a time of uncertainty.

Several Marriott hotels have created window-light displays as a means to share a message of hope for local communities. Hotels --- such as the Sheraton Phoenix and Westin Phoenix --- have lit rooms so the exterior is in the shape of a heart.

This comes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, that has seen many businesses close their doors as the nation and world seek to stop the spread of the contagious coronavirus.

Gov. Doug Ducey announced a stay-at-home order Monday, March 30 set to take effect at the close of business Tuesday, March 31. This order shutters all “non-essential” businesses while keeping grocery stores, pharmacies and other “essential services” open. It also allows for Arizonans to leave home to go to work.

According to the governor’s website, hotels are considered essential services for the purpose of lodging and delivery or carryout food services.

At the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, the earliest available date for reservation was June 1 while at the Westin Phoenix Downtown and the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown both had rooms available throughout April.