Another Melaka Hotel to Close

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Another Melaka hotel is set to shutter its operations due to Covid-19.

The 228-room The Emperor Hotel Melaka is the next casualty of the pandemic.

The property’s general manager Francis Lopez has notified the company’s customers and business associates in a letter that the Covid-19 outbreak last year, followed by the Movement Control Order which was imposed on March 18 this year, had impacted business.

“As a result of this crisis, we are unable to sustain the business operations any further and the business is no longer viable, ” Lopez said in a letter dated May 12, which was sighted by the New Straits Times.

“Regretfully, we are left with no other alternatives but to close for business indefinitely,” he added.

No indication was given on the exact date of the hotel’s closure.

“However, we will continue to perform our duties, fulfil our obligations and/or pursue our rights and entitlement under any of the existing contracts or legal arrangements with our contracting parties, ” Lopez stated.

On April 29, it was reported that the five-star Ramada Plaza Melaka Hotel (previously known as the Renaissance Melaka) will cease operating on June 30, due to Covid-19.

The 294-room hotel is independently owned by MTB Sdn Bhd and operated under a management agreement with Wyndham Hotel Group Asia Pacific Co Ltd. – NST