Coronavirus: Manorview Hotels suspends trading but is paying all staff and looking to support the NHS

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Manorview Hotels has announced that it has suspended trading amid the coronavirus pandemic.

It said in a statement, “It is with great regret that we have made the decision to suspend trading as from 12noon on 18th March 2020. This is effective throughout the whole team, from directors, leadership team and throughout. We are uncertain when we will be in a position to reopen and trade as normal.”

The company will, however, be operating an administrative team to look after the security of its estate, including Boclair House Hotel (pictured).  The group also announced that it has now reached out to the NHS to offer its bedrooms as a “resource where needed” as the virus takes hold.

It stressed that the decision was taken for health and safety reasons and to ward off any redundancies rather than being based on any advice to close and that staff would still be paid.  “We are taking this action to look after the health and safety of others, while also looking ahead to the sustainability of our business and ways to support our team and our commitment to not making any redundancies. Our whole workforce will continue to receive 50% of their average weekly gross earnings until further notice.”

Amid “unprecedented times”, Manorview said that suspension is the “right thing to do” in order to protect its teams and customers, and “hopefully come back from this stronger”.  

It will also be operating a take-out service from some of its units as of next week.




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