Malaysia – A casino hotel resort that set the record for largest hotel in the world; Resorts World Genting, has today announced that it will be closing its doors until the end of the month in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The integrated resort development comprises of hotels, shopping malls, theme parks and casinos and is situated near the border between the states of Pahang and Selangor.
A statement released by Genting read:
“Following the Movement Control Order announced by the Prime Minister, YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Resorts World Genting will be temporarily closed from 18 to 31 March 2020. This will include our hotel facilities, food & beverage outlets, casino, Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park, entertainment facilities, attractions, shopping malls and retail outlets at Resorts World Genting.”
Resorts World Genting is the only legal land-based casino establishment in Malaysia that comprises of two main casinos in the resort; Genting Casino and SkyCasino.
The company further announced:
“All reservations made for stay at our hotels during this period will be cancelled. Guests may seek a refund or change their reservation dates. Guests who have purchased tickets for any of our attractions or shows at the Resort will also be refunded.”
According to reports, both income and shares in the firm were down almost five percent since the start of the year, as the closure expands to its other premises:
“The same applies for reservations made at Resorts World Awana, Resorts World Kijal and Resorts World Langkawi.”