Hotels end because of Coronavirus in the season

This Sunday, the Engadin Skimarathon had to take place. But to receive instead of abgekämpfte athletes, sitting in the Hotelières in the Region of the now empty

Hotels end because of Coronavirus in the season

This Sunday, the Engadin Skimarathon had to take place. But to receive instead of abgekämpfte athletes, sitting in the Hotelières in the Region of the now empty beds, because of the Mega-event fell to the ban on the Federal government to the victims. For the accommodation establishments in the Engadine this is a disaster. Between 20 and 80 per cent less revenue, the Hotels would achieve in March, says Christoph Schlatter, President of the hotelier Association St. Moritz. He leads two companies, the Laudinella, and the Reine Victoria. "In March, is in the Laudinella conference season," says Schlatter. Eight such occasions he had had in the books – all of them were cancelled.

Now the Hotelières come under pressure to act and terminate the season in advance. Christoph Schlatter, approximately closes the Reine Victoria is ten days earlier than planned, on 22. March. Prior to that, he switches to the energy-saving operation. For the other Hotel, he applied for short-time work. This is possible if the employees are year-round employee. Other guest houses to make, according to Schlatter in advance. His consolation: "We had up to Corona for a excellent the winter season. This helps us now, the unsightly end of the season to cushion."

the St. Moritz is not alone. In Grindelwald, the two Hotels Cabana and deciduous horn, to the regular operation by the end of March to continue. You would then be closed, if it had too few customers, says Stefan gross Niklaus, President of Grindelwald Hotels Hotellerie Suisse, Bernese Oberland. Other guest houses would restrict because of the lack of Asian group travellers your offer, for example, the hotel's Restaurant during a day or two per week close. Or the menu reduce.

Also situated in best position of Gstaad, it means that at an early stage in the break. The tourism organization confirmed that several companies end the season earlier than planned. Normally, the winter season would have been finished in most places in the mid-to the end of March.

Who has reservations for Easter, must account

In the Canton of Valais, one is even more cautious. It is for Hotels to be difficult to end the season prematurely, says Patrick Philippoz of Valais tourism. In particular, houses that have opened at Easter, would have to take on the existing reservations into account. Easter this year is on 10. April. Many cancellation provisions no cancellation possibility of the sides of the Hotelières. Nevertheless, it is possible that also in the Valais individual Hotels, the have for the end of the season is hardly more bookings a few days earlier close.

note:
This article was first published on 8. In March, the international women's day. On this occasion, we use – wherever possible – instead of the generic Maskulinums the generic feminine. For example: patients, instead of patients.


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Created: 07.03.2020, 23:45 PM

Updated Date: 07 March 2020, 23:04

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