Movement control: Can't just tell guests to check out and shut shop, says hotel association

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 17 Mar 2020

GEORGE TOWN: An emergency meeting is being held between Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) and Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (Motac) to discuss how hotels will function during the two-week period of the movement control order.

A spokesman from MAH said the emergency meeting with Motac started at around noon on Tuesday (March 17).

"It is not possible to tell all guests to check out by today and close the hotels.

"The hotels are willing to close lounges and facilities, where guests will mingle and adjust seating arrangements in hotel restaurants to make sure guests will be over 1m from each other when they are dining.

"To clear a hotel out would be difficult and unfair to those who are on holiday from near and far," he said.

He added that MAH would issue a statement after the meeting.

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