Kingsville’s Grove HotelKingsville’s Grove Hotel, owned and operated by UWindsor alumni, is providing free accommodation to essential workers staying away from home.

UWindsor family opens hotel to essential workers

The Flynn family — mother Jennifer (LLB 1998), father James (BA 1994), and daughter Emma, a third-year student of health and biomedical sciences — have opened their boutique hotel in Kingsville to free accommodation for essential workers who are putting their family lives on hold to care for those in need.

Over the last few weeks, The Grove Hotel’s Hotel For Heroes Program has welcomed firefighters, police officers, paramedics, doctors and nurses.

“We feel Canadians, as a whole, are doing a good job of social distancing, but realize there are many heroes who work in healthcare who selflessly continue to go to work, only to have to worry about their own health and that of their families after a long and undoubtedly physically and mentally draining shift,” says Jennifer Flynn. “That’s where we think we can offer some help and peace of mind.

“We love and respect the work done by the heroes in our healthcare system and if we can be a small part of helping all of us get through this, we would be honoured and humbled.”

The family took over the property in 2016, turning it into a “hip and historic” hotel with 18 themed rooms. Their program is the subject of the first of a series of stories by Windsor Law on how its grads are helping their communities amid COVID-19.

Read the entire article, written by alumni and fund development co-ordinator Karen Momotiuk Chapman, on the Faculty of Law website.