The planned a two-week quarantine on the arrival of the British international to “kill business abroad” in London, the most detrimental to the capital’s hotels, said the top General Manager.
Speaking exclusively to Telegraph Travel, Stuart Johnson from Brown Hotel at Mayfair said the hotel industry as a whole was “very much against” the proposal, which was first outlined in a government briefing document released on May 11.
Meanwhile a the latest surge in hotel bookings in the UK It has been reported, this is mostly for rural house hotels, where many Britons will likely seek a ‘staycation’ this summer. Hotels in London are more likely to have a higher percentage of foreign guests; the majority in Brown are from North America, which places capital hotels in a more vulnerable position.
Ahead of the next locking review at the end of this month, Johnson called on the government to give the hotel industry a “clear understanding” of how it could resume operations, the Prime Minister said in his previous speech. in july.
“We also need to understand when London’s tourist attractions will reopen; theaters, museums and galleries, as well as shops, restaurants and bars,” he said, adding: “We hope the government will help us by showing consumers that it is safe to come to London. “
Mr. Johnson points out that the ‘R’ reproduction rate of the virus is recently reported lower in London than anywhere else in the country. “The more we can get that [information] out to the market, along with what we will do to guard [guests’] welfare, the better, because it will give consumer confidence, “he said.
About problem ‘air bridgePlans announced by Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps, which will create a quarantine-free route between Britain and other countries with low infection rates, Mr Johnson stated that while this offers hope for Britons from the European summer vacation this year, they may not necessarily be reciprocal economic benefits.
My Johnson expects Brown’s, a Rocco Forte hotel, to reopen in August, usually an important time for international holiday travel. Among the health and safety measures previously implemented was a one-way system, made possible by two hotel entrances.
But the feedback given by the property shows that “guests do not want to arrive at a hotel similar to a hospital, which presents a challenge to meet – and exceed – health and safety requirements, while maintaining what Mr Johnson describes as” a swan-like appearance ” calm on the surface, with whatever happens not seen.
Government guidelines have so far said that in order to engineer a reopening as soon as possible, companies will only gradually open up with “pilot reopening to test their ability to adopt the new Covid-19 safe guidelines”. He also said: “The government will also carefully monitor the effects of reopening other similar companies elsewhere in the world, because this is happening.” Specific guidelines haven’t been shared.
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