COVID-19: Top Kempinski Hotel executive opens up about $5 million loss

COVID-19: Top Kempinski Hotel executive opens up about $5 million loss

- Manish Nambiar, who serves as General Manager of Kempinski Hotel, has opened up on the challenges the hotel currently faces

- According to him, the hotel has lost about $5 million since the outbreak of COVID-19

- He, however, indicated that the hotel has implemented all the necessary safety protocols in line with WHO standards

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The General Manager of Kempinski Hotel, Manish Nambiar, has opened up about the challenges the hotel has been facing since the outbreak of the COVID-19.

According to him, the hotel has lost between $4.5 million to $5 million since the epidemic broke out about 3 months ago.

Nambiar added that the hotel is currently running at a loss because people are not patronizing it out of fears of the coronavirus.

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Per a report by Ghana Web, he added that the hotel has meanwhile subsidized its rates in order to stay in business.

"One has to make sure that we survive this period and come out of it, ready to welcome back guests who enjoyed our services in the past…good business will look at reducing its expenses. There’s a responsibility to make sure that the business survives this pandemic and is able to bounce back once everything is back,” he noted.

Nambiar further indicated that Kempinski hotel is adhering to the preventive measures outlined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to protect both staff and guests from contracting COVID-19. earlier reported that about 9,000 employees of hotels and guest houses in Ghana have laid-off workers.

According to the Ghana Progressive Hoteliers Association (GPHA), the workers were sacked due to lack of patronage of services offered.

A number of facilities, it has been gathered, have either completely shut down or now operate at a minimal capacity.

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