CORONAVIRUS/Mandarin Oriental Hotel suspending room bookings due to COVID-19
Taipei, May 27 (CNA) Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Taipei, said Wednesday that it will not be accepting bookings for accommodation after the end of May, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but its restaurants and wedding banquet halls will remain open.
From June 1, the guest rooms will be closed and all previous bookings will be canceled, the five-star hotel said in a statement.
The decision was made in light of the fact that most of its guests are usually foreign visitors, who cannot now enter Taiwan because of the border restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is unclear when the situation will stabilize, the hotel said.
With the temporary closure of its guest rooms, Mandarin Oriental said, it will have to lay off some employees in its housekeeping department, fully observing the country's labor laws, and will adjust the duties of the remaining staff.
The hotel said it plans to resume full operations when the pandemic ends.
- German companies in Taiwan troubled by travel bans: surveyAn overwhelming majority of German companies operating in Taiwan consider travel restrictions between Taiwan and the European Union harmful to their businesses, a survey by the ...07/06/2020 10:12 PM
- Health experts push COVID-19 testing for all inbound passengersPublic health experts on Monday called for Taiwan to allow all incoming passengers to be given the option of testing for COVID-19 instead of just following the current 14-day ...07/06/2020 07:36 PM
- Filipina transfer passenger no major COVID-19 threat to Taiwan: CECCA Filipina who tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday in Hong Kong after transiting through Taiwan a day earlier does not pose a major threat to the country, the Central Epidemic ...07/06/2020 12:14 PM
Hon Hai Q2 sales bounce back to top NT$1 trillion07/07/2020 02:56 PM
Taiwan headline news07/07/2020 02:17 PM
Taiwan shares close down 0.2%07/07/2020 01:48 PM
Unstable weather forecast until Thursday07/07/2020 12:03 PM
Forex reserves hit new high amid rare admission of market intervention07/07/2020 11:52 AM