Coronavirus: Hotels closing floors, shortening service hours, sending staff on leave to cope with lull

Hotels in Singapore have adopted cost-cutting measures as occupancy plummets amid the virus outbreak.
Hotels in Singapore have adopted cost-cutting measures as occupancy plummets amid the virus outbreak.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

SINGAPORE - Hotels are moving fast to tackle the downturn with one mothballing some floors to save on electricity and manpower while another has told staff to use two-thirds of their annual leave by the end of May due to the lack of guests.

Other cost-cutting measures are being deployed as well, including reducing restaurant opening hours and shortening times for services such as in-room dining.

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