Lau Fong Chi, who heads the Public Relations Division of the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), announced during Wednesday’s press conference that the government has rebooked the 450-room Treasure Hotel, which is located opposite the airport in Taipa, as a “quarantine hotel”.
This came after the government rebooked the 300-room Golden Crown China Hotel, which is adjacent to the Treasure Hotel, on Saturday.
The government announced on Friday that a section of the Sheraton Grand hotel in Cotai, one of the government’s “quarantine hotels”, will return to its normal hospitality role no later than 14 August, after everyone has completed their 14-day quarantine and medical observation there. The section of the Sheraton Grand hotel, comprising 2,000 rooms, is officially known as a “special isolated area”.
Consequently, there are now four government-arranged “quarantine hotels” – Treasure Hotel, Golden Crown China Hotel, the “special isolated area” of the Sheraton Grand hotel, as well as the 298-room Pousada Marina Infante hotel in Cotai.
There were 12 “quarantine hotels” at the local COVID-19 peak in late March.
The section of the Sheraton Grand hotel had returned to its normal hospitality role in April, before the government rebooked it as a “quarantine hotel” in early June.
The Treasure Hotel and the Golden Crown China Hotel returned to their normal hospitality roles in early and late April respectively, after all those who completed their 14-day quarantine and medical observation had checked out.