Downtown hotel's message of love and hope to Atlanta

It is a message of hope and love in the heart of Downtown Atlanta amid the coronavirus pandemic. The iconic Atlanta Marriott Marquis started displaying a heart over the weekend.

The 53-story building in the heart of the hotel district has been empty for the past week. Marriott announced about two weeks ago it was furloughing tens of thousands of employees as many of their properties, like the one in Downtown, have closed.

The hotel joins the nightly cheers for medical workers in Midtown in offering hope in the time of uncertainty.

Last Monday, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an executive order asking all residents of the city to "stay at their place of residence" for 14 days starting at midnight on March 24.

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