Many industries across the board have been suffering due to the Covid-19 pandemic and extended movement control order (MCO). Sitting at the top of the list are the hotel industry and tourism.

A survey by the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) reveal that 15% of hotels in Malaysia may be closing down for good. While some hotel operators shared that they will remain close till year end, others may only resume businesses once a vaccine is found.

In the meantime, here’s a list of hotels that have been affected:


1. GTower Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

  • Closed on: 30th April 2020
  • 79 employees have been notified beforehand in accordance to their Employment Contract terms and will be paid their due salaries in accordance with the Employment Act.

2. Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suites, Ipoh

Source: Agoda
  • Closed on: 30th April 2020

3. Tower Regency Hotel

Source: Traveloka
  • Closed on: 30th April 2020

4. Jazz Hotel, Penang 

Source: Jay Chha
  • Closed on: 30th April 2020
  • The 30-storey Jazz Hotel debuted last January and had 255 rooms with jazz-themed designs inspired by the 1920s and 1930s Jazz Age.

5. Penaga Hotel, Penang

Source: Penang Food For Thought
  • Closed on: 30th April 2020

6. Jerejak Island Resort, Penang

Source: The Island Drum
  • Closed on: 30th April 2020

7. Ramada Plaza Melaka

Source: NST
  • Closing on: 30th June 2020
  • The 294-room 5-star hotel has served a 2-month termination notice to its affected employees.

8. Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan

  • Closed on: 31st May 2020
  • Details here

9. Berjaya Tioman Resort

  • Closed on: 15th June 2020
  • Details here

Other hotels that have followed suit include:

10. Swiss-Garden Resort Damai Laut, Perak
11. Swiss-Inn Chinatown Kuala Lumpur
12. Swiss-Inn Sungai Petani, Kedah
13. Holiday Inn Resort Penang

Other popular cafes (such as Hard Rock Cafe Kota Kinabalu) have also been a casualty of the ongoing Covid-19 nightmare. It’ll take awhile before the economy recovers.

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