Hotel Business Optimists Will Residential Hotel Improve in New Normal, the numbers?
, Jakarta - Performers in the hotel business in Jakarta are optimistic that occupancy rates will increase in the new normal era by an average of 40 percent.
"With the easing of the transition to large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), we expect occupancy rates to reach 40 percent," said Ahmad Hifni, Aston Bellevue Radio Dalam's General Manager, in a virtual press conference, in Jakarta, Saturday, August 1, 2020 .
Ahmad said hotels in Jakarta were ready to move the wheels of the economy in Jakarta. In the current era of PSBB transition , it is implementing health protocols according to government recommendations.
"All of that is to keep hotel guests and employees in healthy, safe and comfortable conditions by ensuring that the hotel conditions remain hygienic by always ' treating' regularly," he said.
Ahmad said to attract guests, the hotel with a capacity of 156 rooms is collaborating with an online travel agent (OTA'S).
In addition to optimizing the meeting room, Ahmad said he had developed a MICE business ( meeting, incentive, convention, and exhibition ) business in collaboration with government and corporations.
"Especially for the current government, meetings are not allowed to go outside the region, the solution is to use hotels in Jakarta," Ahmad said.
Dedi Setiadi, the owner of Aston Bellevue Radio. In optimism the hotel sector will be able to rise again, of course, by increasing services to anticipate the Covid-19 outbreak, including the implementation of strict health protocols.
"Monitor the temperature of visitors, the supply of disinfectant fluids, and the sterilization of hotel employees to the room cleaning staff has become the standard so that visitors feel safe and comfortable," said Dedi.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the DKI Jakarta REI Regional Management Board, Arvin Iskandar, said that hotels in Jakarta were the hardest hit sectors due to the Covid-19 pandemic .
"There should be government policies ranging from tax breaks to discounts on electricity tariffs solely to secure workers in this sector," Arvin explained.
Arvin supports the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government's policy of gradually opening up the business sector so that the hotel sector is now gradually recovering.