Plenitude closing three hotels due to pandemic

The Gurney Resort Hotel and Residences is among the three hotels which Plenitude is closing down its operations due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

KUALA LUMPUR: Plenitude Bhd is temporarily closing two of its hotels in Penang and one in Ipoh with effect from Monday and it is also downsizing operations in its other hotels due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a statement to Bursa Malaysia on Monday, it said the hotels to temporary cease operations were Mercure Penang Beach, Penang, The Gurney Resort Hotel and Residences, Penang and Travelodge Ipoh

“This decision (closure and downsizing) is a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic which has severely impacted the company’s hospitality businesses, ” it said.

Plenitude said with domestic and worldwide travel restrictions, the company’s hotels have suffered significant decrease of business and the company has no alternative but to downsize its business and operations.

“This will take immediate effect from today.

“The company’s management is closely monitoring the situation and taking all necessary precautions to ensure safety of guests and staff, ” it said.

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