Written by: Lin Leqian
2020-02-19 12:04Last updated: 2020-02-19 12:12
The outbreak of a new coronavirus has sharply reduced the number of visitors to Hong Kong, and some small and medium-sized hotels have no choice but to close. Sources said that the Casa Deluxe Hotel in Yau Ma Tei will no longer renew its contract and will operate until March 8. There are also media reports that the Pennington Hotel in Causeway Bay will be closed from April. The owner plans to convert the property into an office building. All hotel employees will Dismissed.
Yau Ma Tei Casa Deluxe to close next month
The reporter called the Casa Deluxe Hotel hotline to check the reservation details. The staff pointed out that the average double room is about 400 to 500 yuan per night. When asked about the next month's room rate, the staff said that the hotel will operate until the 8th of next month because the address will not be renewed. It is recommended to book the sister hotel Casa Hotel, which is also located on Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei. The reporter tried to book the rooms after March 8 through the official website, and they all showed that they were sold out. The reporter asked the hotel about the closing of the business, and has not received a reply for the time being.
Opened in 2013, Casa Deluxe Hotel is located at 483-485A Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei. The 16-storey building offers 87 rooms and is expected to attract many mainland tourists. As for the sister hotel, Casa Hotel, it still accepts reservations, and the general room rate is about 200 to 300 yuan.
Pennington Causeway Bay Rhombus closes in April
In addition, according to the "Apple Daily" report, the Pennington Hotel Rhombus in Causeway Bay will soon be closed. The report quoted employees as saying that the owner plans to convert the hotel into an office building, and about 30 employees will be demobilized. The reporter called the hotel hotline, and the staff pointed out that the double room rate was about 450 to 600 yuan, and the hotel would be closed on March 31. Details could not be disclosed.
Xu Kaoyu, chairman of the hotel union, revealed yesterday that at least 17 hotels require employees to take unpaid leave, including Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel, and The Langham Hotel Hong Kong. Fuzhou Intercontinental Hotel, Huangyue Hotel under Best Western Hotel Group, Best Western, Ramada Seaview Hotel have also closed 2 hotels.
Earlier, Huangyue Hotel Group has reportedly laid off about 100 people. Some frontline employees have told "Hong Kong 01" that Tsim Sha Tsui's Huangyue Excellence Hotel has been suspended from business, saying "the senior manager has to pay a lot, and the others can stay. I have to go (fired). "The reporter has inquired about the layoffs at InterContinental Jiafu Intercontinental Hotel, Best Western and Ramada Seaview Hotel. No reply has been received.