5-star hotel to close shop till year-end

PETALING JAYA (April 28): A 500-room 5-star hotel in the Klang Valley is preparing to halt operations until the end of the year, as hotels nationwide feel the brunt of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, FMT reported today.

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Hotel closures and layoffs inevitable

The Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdowns like the Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia have impacted the travel and tourism sector badly and it is not unexpected to hear of hotels closing for the time being In Malaysia, the government has provided much needed aid as announced in its economic stimulus packages in light of the pandemic but it may not be enough to save the weaker players in the industry from collapsing.

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Hotels well aware of RM150 quarantine room rate subsidy, says MAH

KUALA LUMPUR (April 8): The Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) has clarified that its member hotels taking part in the COVID-19 quarantine initiative are well aware of and have agreed to the government’s RM150 room rate subsidy for lending their spaces out to be used as quarantine centres.

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