Rasha Ali, USA TODAY
Revealed 1: 57 p.m. ET March 24, 2020
Five Chicago hotels are ready to produce 1,000 lodge rooms for coronavirus patients after forging a address Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
Sandals and Seashores motels are closing their doors to site visitors amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Caribbean’s in model all-inclusive resort chain announced most up-to-date commute restrictions, flight cancellations and essentially the most up-to-date global health disaster has compelled management to shut down operations from March 30 except Would possibly perchance well 15.
The resort chain acknowledged none of its 15 Sandals motels nor three Seashores properties would gather any visitor arrivals previous March 23.
“We additionally are alive to to alleviate any extra disaster you’ll want to even want about your upcoming shuttle. Please don’t call us because our dedicated crew will be reaching out to you in my thought to abet with rescheduling your future plans. This model, you’ll want to even instruct less time looking out to attain us and further time with your kinfolk,” the announcement on the resort chain’s web pages read.
Sandals will not be always the appropriate lodge chain littered with the coronavirus.
It would not ask treasure lodge closures will be stopping any time quickly.
In the U.S., half of of the hotels could well well shutter amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic, in accordance to Chip Rogers, president and CEO of the American Resort & Lodging Association.
“If something would not occur immediate, since occupancy is trending toward zero, which you’ll want to well possibly be going to see hundreds of hotels exit of industry,” Rogers instructed USA TODAY. While many will cease and reopen in some unspecified time in the future in some unspecified time in the future, others obtained’t.
There are about 56,000 hotels across the U.S., and 25,000 of these could well well cease in the subsequent few weeks, as a minimum temporarily, in accordance to Rogers.
Contributing: David Oliver and Jill Cassidy, Arizona Republic
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