Macau – Macao Government Tourism Office officials have today spoke out about the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and declared that two quarantine hotels are enough for the current number of Coronavirus quarantine cases in Macau as Sheraton Grand Macao; a casino resort hotel located in Cotai and part of Macau’s newest fully integrated resort complex, Sands Cotai Central, is no longer needed.
The Macao Government Tourism Office referred to as MGTO, is a service charged with pursuing the overall goals defined for the Territory’s tourism Sector. The Office also persists in setting up quality standards and fostering training opportunities for local sectors especially in hospitality, catering and business tourism areas through collaboration with training institutes and tourism entities so as to upgrade service quality and ensure sustainable improvement.
Previously, there were a total of 12 quarantine venues being utilised in the fight against Covid-19 and it is reported that around 500 of Sheraton Grand Macao’s rooms were being used for medical purposes.
The Macao Government Tourism Office stated:
‘Countries all over the world, especially nearby areas, have encouraged people to stay home. We can see border and transportation restrictions in place around the world, so passenger flows and visitation have plunged sharply. We have evaluated that the two hotels are enough for us at this moment. Many hotels have told us they are willing to be utilized again if the government is in need.’
Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel, Cotai Central is both the largest hotel in Macau and in the Marriott/Starwood chain.
Reportedly, just over 160 people remain in quarantine at the two remaining venues: Golden Crown China Hotel and Pousada Marina Infante Hotel; a 4-star hotel located at Cotai that has a casino called Casino Marina, which is currently closed for renovations.