Today, in a sign of the times, one of Adelaide’s most prominent hotel chains announced its decision to temporarily close its two SA destinations, effective from March 31st.
The Stamford Grand in Glenelg and Stamford Plaza in Adelaide’s CBD are two of the five hotels closing nationally, with their Circular Quay and Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport venues operating with significant restrictions on services.
Here is what they posted:
A Message from the CEO
I would like to update you on the measures that Stamford Hotels and Resort has taken in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
We support and understand the measures taken to prioritise the health and safety of the public; however, the escalating government-imposed restrictions have, and continue to significantly impact our business.
Essentially this has led to a severe downturn in our business, and a stoppage of the vast majority of work that our employees carry out on a daily basis.
Given the current government restrictions on travel & hospitality in Australia and New Zealand, and to support the health and wellbeing of our guests, hotel colleagues and the wider community, we have made the very difficult decision to temporarily close some hotels from 31 March 2020, until such time as restrictions are lifted and our business can resume as normal.
The hotels that this will affect include:
Stamford Plaza Melbourne
Stamford Plaza Brisbane
Stamford Plaza Adelaide
Stamford Grand Adelaide
Stamford Plaza Auckland
Sir Stamford at Circular Quay and Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport remain open for the present time, however with severe restrictions on their services.
Stamford Hotels and Resorts remain committed to working with our key suppliers, clients, partners and staff in the future, and look forward to the time we can resume normal business operations.
We are determined to ensure that the business overcomes the significant challenges that we currently face.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support, patience and understanding during this challenging time. We know that this decision, while difficult, will help protect everyone.
We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotels soon, and trust you and your family remain safe and healthy.
Ow Yew Heng
Chief Executive Officer
Stamford Hotels and Resorts
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