HotelsIndonesia readies hotels to accommodate healthcare frontliners

Tourism, transport operators join the fight against coronavirus

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Indonesia’s Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Wishnutama Kusubandio and COVID-19 task force chief, Doni Monardo.
Indonesia’s Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Wishnutama Kusubandio and COVID-19 task force chief, Doni Monardo.

JAKARTA - Hotels and transportation companies in  Jakarta have rallied to support Indonesia’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Bluebird Group, Antavaya, Whitehorse Group, and Panorama Destination are providing transportation services for doctors and nurses working in hospitals to treat coronavirus patients.

Accor is preparing four hotels to accommodate  medical personnel, namely Novotel Cikini, Mercure Cikini, Ibis Styles Jakarta Sunter, and Ibis Senen.

Each hotel has adopted rigorous health and safety procedures.

Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Wishnutama Kusubandio said, "I have seen the preparations first-hand. It is important for us to work together in this programme so that the hotel chains can establish a proper standard in order to be able to provide comfort and security for medical personnel and also for hotel workers.”

Adi Satria, vice president of sales, marketing and distributions for Accor Hotels for Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, said, "We are working in the interest of the guests, namely the doctors and nurses, and also for our team that serves them.

“We have implemented proper standard operational procedures starting from their arrival, housekeeping, and also hotel laundry.”

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