A budget hotel chain has reopened its 23 properties in major cities in Mindanao in a bid to support frontliners engaged in the delivery of medical and other vital services during the coronavirus disease pandemic.
Following the Department of Tourism directive, OYO Hotels and Homes accepts check-ins from foreign guests, government employees, and persons employed in essential services during the enhanced community quarantine.
The hotel chain is offering 500 rooms dedicated for various frontliners, with discounts of up to 40 percent from the posted rate. It is also coordinating with business process outsourcing firms and other key businesses to accommodate their employees and stranded foreign tourists.
To ensure the safety of guests and staff, walk-in guests are discouraged and hotel facilities such as swimming pools, gyms, and spas are closed in compliance with the government’s social distancing regulations.
“It is part of our responsibility as a provider of essential services and a key stakeholder in the tourism and travel industry to ensure that those who are in need of clean and comfortable living spaces have access to this necessity, especially during this challenging situation,” says OYO Hotels and Homes Philippines country head Ankit Gupta.
Participating establishments in Davao City are Humberto’s Hotel, Davao Airport View Hotel, Sunny Point Hotel, The West Inn, Dads Bayview Pension, Deck 360 Dormitel, Braveheart Residency, Anisabel Suites, Capital Asrodel, Circle B Suites, Chateau Cinco, D’ Abirus Inn, Yellow Pad, Sharana Pensionne, and Capital World Palace.
Others are Samantha’s Apartelle, Stonewood Hotel, KTI Travelers Inn, Pensionne Alonso, and Kathy’s Home Garden Suites in General Santos City; Sakura Suites, Edilberto’s Bed and Breakfast, and Vines Ape Nap in Tagum City. Also accepting guests is Diakopes Inn in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.
OYO Hotels and Homes is a seven-year old Indian hotel hospitality conglomerate of leased and franchised hotels, homes, and living spaces. It is the world’s second-largest chain which empowers small and independent asset owners with the operational capabilities and technology to help them compete with bigger brands.
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