The Department of Tourism said some 5,986 rooms from 13 staycation hotels in the National Capital Region (NCR) remain open to welcome guests while NCR Plus is under a General Community Quarantine with heightened restrictions.
Subject to the observance of minimum public health standards, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases allowed specialized markets of the DOT which include staycation programs.
“While the IATF allowed our request to permit leisure travel under the current quarantine condition, we would like to remind everyone that the health and safety of our guests and tourism workers remain the utmost priority,” Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said.
“These staycation hotels, all of which are star-rated, have the capacity and have been inspected and oriented on the new normal protocols to ensure this,” she added.
The hotels are located within NCR Plus, which is composed of Metro Manila and the nearby provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal.
Staycation guests must only come from within the NCR Plus area, and must not be below 18 or above 65 years old.
The 13 staycation hotels in NCR are Grand Hyatt Hotel, Okada Manila Hotel, Shangri-la at the Fort, Nobu Hotel, Joy Nostalg Hotel & Suites Manila, EDSA Shangri-la Manila, Solaire Resort, Hyatt Regency and Nuwa Hotel of City of Dreams, The Peninsula Manila, Aruga by Rockwell, Sheraton Manila Hotel, and Hilton Manila.
Puyat said these staycations hotels are not currently utilized as COVID-19 quarantine facilities.