13 hotels in Metro Manila now open for NCR Plus tourists for ‘staycation’ — DOT
MANILA, Philippines — A total of 13 hotels in the National Capital Region (NCR) are now open to the public for staycation now that the region is placed under general community quarantine, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said on Tuesday.
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the hotels have been granted a Certificate of Authority to Operate for Staycation (CAOS) following the resolution of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases which allowed specialized markets to operate, which include staycation programs.
Romulo-Puyat said the 13 staycation hotels in NCR are Grand Hyatt Hotel, Taguig; Okada Manila Hotel; Shangri-la at the Fort, Taguig; Nobu Hotel in Manila; Joy Nostalg Hotel and Suites, Manila; EDSA Shangri-la, Manila; Solaire Resort, Paranaque; Hyatt Regency and Nuwa Hotel of City of Dreams in Manila; The Peninsula Manila; Aruga by Rockwell, Makati; Sheraton Manila Hotel; and Hilton Hotel in Manila.
She noted that all of these hotels have 5,986 rooms now available for tourists from the NCR Plus bubble, which consists of Metro Manila and adjacent provinces Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal.
“While the IATF allowed our request to permit leisure travel under the current quarantine condition, we would like to remind everyone that the health and safety of our guests and tourism workers remain the utmost priority,” Romulo-Puyat said in a statement.
“These staycation hotels, all of which are star-rated, have the capacity and have been inspected and oriented on the new normal protocols to ensure this,” she added.
Romulo-Puyat also emphasized that these staycation hotels are not currently utilized as COVID-19 quarantine facilities.
The staycation arrangement in NCR had been suspended since March 29 when the region was placed under the enhanced community quarantine to mitigate the surge of virus cases back then.
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