Five hotels and almost 2,000 rooms closed – Tourism authorities

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) informed Macau News Agency (MNA) that a total of five hotels – representing a total of 1,957 rooms – have temporarily suspended operations.

The shuttered hotels include three properties connected to gaming operator Sands China and located in the Cotai Strip – the Four Seasons Hotel (409 rooms), St. Regis Macao (400 rooms) and Conrad Macao (650 rooms) – Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16 (408 rooms) connected to SJM Holdings and the Grand Harbour Hotel a 3-star 90 rooms hotel near Lan Mau.

Local authorities have also requested gaming operations at 41 casinos to cease for a 15-day period lasting until February 20, with a possible extension depending on the severity and duration of the coronavirus outbreak.

The suspension covered several cultural, sports venues, as well as all kinds of businesses but did not include hotel properties, with MGTO underlining it did not request the suspensions and that it was “their commercial decision” to do so.