Those essential workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis have been a crucial part of each community they serve in helping get people safely through this pandemic.

Their countless efforts have been recognised by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts who have announced it will offer all essential workers on the front lines of the pandemic instant complimentary Gold membership upgrades in its award-winning loyalty program, Wyndham Rewards.

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company, announced the initiative under the banner #EverydayHeroes.

Eligible workers such as healthcare workers, delivery drivers, grocery workers, and hotel staff can claim their upgrade by visiting

The offer is open to new and existing Wyndham Rewards members alike.

“We’re humbled to honour such a deserving group of individuals,” said Wyndham Hotels and Resorts CEO Geoff Ballotti, who explained that the initiative was a way to say thank you to the individuals who had been performing incredible tasks in the face of very real danger.

“This is just one small way we can help make their next trip, whether it be to visit loved ones, friends, or simply to get away, as special as it deserves to be.”

There have been countless examples of frontline workers, and unsung heroes, around the world, who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

“As we continue to navigate through this evolving situation, we are so grateful for the dedication and sacrifice all frontline individuals providing essential services around the world have shown,” noted Wyndham’s President and Managing Director for South-East Asia and the Pacific Rim, Joon Aun Ooi.

“This is a simple small gesture from us to say thank you to these individuals for keeping us safe during these trying times.”

There is also an opportunity for members to donate their reward points to a preferred charitable partner, many of whom are working to help fight the burdens created by COVID-19.

Wyndham Rewards Gold membership provides travellers with benefits including members-only discounts, a dedicated member services line, preferred rooms, accelerated points earning and late checkout. 

Wyndham has continued to update its policies worldwide to provide travellers and Wyndham Rewards members with increased travel flexibility, relaxed cancellation policies, extended membership benefits and delayed points expiration.