Covid-19: Park Royal KL to close for 15 months

PETALING JAYA (May 15): Park Royal Kuala Lumpur (pictured) will close for 15 months for renovations in an effort to “stem losses due to the Covid-19 pandemic”, Free Malaysia Today (FMT) reported.

Spokesman for the hotel, Edward Chryslo Abraham told the news portal that there will be a “total closure of the hotel” from next month while all its employees have been asked “to accept the offered voluntary separation scheme (VSS)”.

The hotel said the closure was due to the movement control order (MCO) which “brought the hospitality industry to a complete halt”.

FMT also sighted an internal memo issued general manager, Benny Chung, which revealed that Park Royal Kuala Lumpur actually “planned a phased renovation at the end of the year but had now opted to close totally for the renovations”.

“The total closure of the hotel will minimise the operating loss plus the opportunity cost of doing a phased renovation,” Chung wrote.

He also urged the hotel’s staff accept the VSS.

It was reported on Wednesday that the 228-room The Emperor Hotel Melaka will cease operations, impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing MCO that was imposed.

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