Sunday, February 5, 2023

Grand Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur given a New Life as Govt-Operated Transit Hotels

NewsGrand Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur given a New Life as Govt-Operated Transit...

Grand Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur who had closed its doors 2 years ago has offered itself to the Malaysian government to be turned into transit homes to help ease the burden of the people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The hotel will be collaborating with the Ministry of Federal Territories and Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP) to turn the building into a welfare hotel beginning 15 July.

According to Sinar Harian, the hotel will given the name “Rumah [email protected] Seasons” and it will be managed by a group of non-governmental organisations (NGO).

Federal Territories Minister, Tan Sri Annuar Musa said that under this new initiative, the hotel functions to gather, coordinate, and treat those who were infected by the Covid-19 virus. It will be done with the support of volunteers, associations, corporate organisations, and NGOs.

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In addition, he said that the Rumah [email protected] Seasons initiative includes 5 main components to help Malaysians recover from Covid-19.

The welfare hotel offers up to 300 hotel rooms to people under the Prihatin Accommodations and they will be offering offering 1,000 food packages every day under the Prihatin Kitchen.

Those staying at the welfare hotel are required to pay a minimal amount or any amount they can afford though.

At the same time, the welfare hotel provides the Prihatin Mental Health Services, Prihatin Vaccination Services, and Jejak Prihatin Operation Centre.

“We are also reviewing whether some of the 300 rooms in the hotel are suitable to be used as quarantine centres for low-risk COVID-19 cases,” Annuar Musa added.

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In those days, the Grand Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur was once the tallest hotel in the Kuala Lumpur and they had been in operation for 20 years. Closing down in 2019 was their last option given that they have exhausted all available methods to turn the business around, nonetheless failed.

At the time, the building was said to be old and has many issues with its facilities, including water plumbing, piping, and central air conditioning system.

With this initiative, the Grand Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur will be given a new life and purpose. Malaysians are liking this initiative too. They took to social media to praise the thoughtful initiative that helps Malaysians in times of need.

What do you think about this initiative? Share your thoughts!

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