Macau has added two luxury hotels on the Cotai Strip to its mandatory quarantine facilities, providing about 800 more rooms as it seeks to contain the spread of Covid.
Melco Resorts & Entertainment said Tower 1 at the Grand Hyatt City of Dreams will be a designated hotel from Friday. SJM said the East Wing of its newly opened Grand Lisboa Palace will also be available, providing 470 rooms, also from July 8th.
“During this time, Grand Lisboa Palace will strictly adhere to the latest government advice and risk-management protocols concerning the wellbeing of all frontline staff. We will constantly update and communicate with the authorities and take every possible measure to safeguard the health and safety of its guests and employees,” it said.
In addition, Melco said it had dispatched members of its volunteer team to provide information and help maintain order at two government testing stations in the city.
“Melco will continue to stand together with everyone in Macau in our battle against the virus to protect the wellbeing of the Macau residents and visitors,” it said.
The Sheraton Grand Macau, part of Sands China’s Londoner complex, is already one of the designated quarantine hotels, as is the The Parisian Macau, while SJM Holdings Lisboeta Hotel is under lockdown after 13 positive cases were detected amongst staff.