By V. Sivaji
Members of the public have been urged not to share unverified messages of 35 hotels in Penang being permanently or temporarily closed.
This is unfair to the hoteliers who are still operating.
The call was made by Penang State Exco for Tourism, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Yeoh Soon Hin in a press statement today (April 28).
“I have been in touch with the President of Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH), Penang Chapter, Khoo Boo Lim on this matter and he also said that this list is totally unverified and has no source and cannot be relied upon.
“It is understood that hotels in Penang currently do not receive reservations in compliance with the rule of Movement Control Order (MCO) in force so as to slow down the transmission chain of COVID-19 virus,” he said.
He however said that many hotels in Penang are offering food and beverage for takeaway and delivery.
“Members of the public can visit the hotels’ official website and Facebook for information on their promotions.
“We sincerely hope that everyone will instead share these promotions that could help the hoteliers instead of sharing unverified negative news,” added Yeoh.
Some of the hotels which are providing F&B takeaway services include The Prestige Hotel, The Light Hotel Penang. Lexis Suites Penang, G Hotel, Hotel Equatorial Penang, Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Sunway Hotel Georgetown, Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya, Royale Chulan Penang, Eastin Hotel, Olive Tree Hotel and Lexis Suites Penang.