S Hotel’s occupancy slips in face of COVID-19By Crystal Hsu / Staff reporterS Hotel’s occupancy has fallen to 20 to 30 percent from an average of 80 percent last year, as tourist arrivals come to a virtual standstill amid the COVID-19 outbreak, it said. The hospitality industry is bearing the brunt of the global travel restrictions imposed to hinder the spread of COVID-19. “The strategy is expected to drive up food revenue before things can return to normal,” S Hotel director of sales Vivienne Lee (李雅惠) told the Taipei Times. The hotel’s restaurant and bar facility fares better than its rooms, thanks to its relatively affordable menu in a neighborhood with plenty of professional workers, Lee said. The hotel is also offering guests a 25 percent discount for dinner sets priced at NT$1,580 and NT$1,980, plus a 10 percent service charge.
Source: Taipei Times March 13, 2020 15:56 UTC