“Then again, COVID-19 is still here and we have to make sure we are continuously implementing the precautionary measures and sanitization to keep our guests and team safe at all times.”
Nice build up
Need for big events
As room occupancy returns to some normalcy, hotels expect the final weeks of the year to deliver more. This is why the return of weddings and big events – even with social distancing and other guidelines in place – will matter.
According to an official at Four Points by Sheraton, “It’s a great relief – as well for all the guests, who have been coming to check out the banquet hall and restaurants. We are getting enquiries for this month and the next.”
It is a somewhat similar situation at Rotana’s Centro Sharjah. “We are only holding corporate meetings at the moment, (but) we are receiving enquiries and taking down details,” said a spokesperson.
For the remainder of this year, hotels in the UAE will have occupancy rates of about 44 per cent on average. Next year, hotel stay demand is expected to significantly recover, with occupancy rates rising to 62 per cent on average, according to Colliers International.
Original news source Credit: gulfnews.com