Minor International, a global hotel group headquartered in Bangkok, will temporarily suspend operations at some hotels in Thailand, neighbouring Malaysia and Europe.
Group chief executive officer, Dillip Rajakarier, conceded the group faced a decline in business but looking forward ‘there would be significant pent-up demand when the situation improves. Such recovery is expected to be fast and significant.
Until recovery dawns, the group confirmed Minor Hotels Thailand would suspend services at hotels in Bangkok starting with the closure of restaurants.
“Provincial hotels are being prepared to close. The actions taken are to help stop the spread of the virus and to safeguard the health of guests and staff, while simultaneously reducing operating costs. Such short-term measures are necessary to preserve the long-term sustainability of the business,” he said.