DOT okays staycation in 8 NCR hotels

DOT okays staycation in 8 NCR hotels

Okada Manila, one of eight hotels allowed by DOT to operate for staycation under GCQ

MANILA – Eight hotels in Metro Manila have secured a certification from the Department of Tourism (DOT) to operate for staycation under general community quarantine.

As of October 9, the following hotels are allowed to accept the leisure market:

Okada Manila

Grand Hyatt

Makati Shangri-La

Nobu Hotel

Shangri-La at the Fort

Solaire Resort

Edsa Shangri-La

Joy-Nostalg Hotel & Suites Manila

Based on the guidelines issued by the DOT last September, only hotels with 4-star or 5-star rating by the agency are allowed to accommodate guests for staycation in GCQ areas.

Among others, hotels must first apply for and secure Certificates of Authority to Operate for Staycations (CAOS) from the DOT.

These establishments must follow guidelines on guest handling, including the maximum number of guests per room, as well as health and safety standards for ancillary establishments.

They may also resume operations of ancillary facilities such as gyms, swimming pools, restaurants and other food and beverage outlets, except for bars which remain prohibited in GCQ areas. (PNA)

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