Hotel Royal Penang to cease operations soon

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 16): Hotel Royal Penang (pictured) will permanently cease operations “soon”, the New Straits Times (NST) reported yesterday.

Basing its report on a notice of retrenchment, the daily revealed that staff have been told that their last day of service will be on Nov 14, 2021.

"Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the management has decided to undergo a restructuring exercise which will result in the closure of our hotel operations in Penang," stated the notice.

"You are hereby served with 2-months notice effective from today (15 Sept 2021), on the termination of your employment with the company,” it stated.

"The management is currently consolidating the benefits for all employees. Once finalised, we will issue the benefits letter to you. Payment will be made within seven days after the last day of service.

"We apologise for any inconvenience. We truly appreciate and thank you for your support," the notice added.

NST wrote that “that while the hotel operations will cease for now, it will be business as usual at Penang Plaza, which is an annexe building adjacent to the hotel, belonging to the same owners”.

The 276-roomed four-star Hotel Royal Penang is reported to be “Singapore owned”.

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