Megaworld vaccinated 95% of hotels staff

Published July 20, 2021, 6:00 AM

by James A. Loyola

Megaworld Hotels & Resorts has added another layer of safety for its guests after having vaccinated 95 percent of its 1,154 hotel-based staff and personnel who are actively working in the various properties during this pandemic. 

In a statement, the firm said those vaccinated include teams from the front office, housekeeping, food and beverage, engineering, sales and marketing, finance, executive, human resources, and security in different hotel locations around the country.

Megaworld Hotels & Resorts has 11 existing properties across the country operating under the brands Richmonde Hotel, Savoy Hotel, Belmont Hotel, Twin Lakes Hotel, Hotel Lucky Chinatown, and Kingsford Hotel.

“Herd immunity in all our hotel properties across the country has always been our ultimate goal to ensure not only the safety and well-being of our staff but also of all our guests who stay in our hotels,” said Megaworld Hotels Group General Manager Cleofe Albiso.

She added that, “Under our Vaxxed and Ready Campaign, the group has been very active in our vaccination program to ensure our contribution in the recovery of the hospitality industry.” 

Currently, only Twin Lakes Hotel near Tagaytay and Belmont Hotel Boracay are open to guests for leisure and staycations.

The group’s other hotels only accept both Filipino and foreign guests arriving from other countries who are required to complete the government-mandated quarantine days. 

“We have been getting sustained bookings left and right for our staycation hotels in Tagaytay and Boracay. This is a good sign to the country’s tourism industry because we can still see that travel remains one of the things people are willing to spend on even during a pandemic,” said Albiso.

All 11 hotels under the Megaworld Hotels & Resorts brand have been given the ‘Safety Seal’ certification from the Department of Tourism, which means that the properties are compliant to the Minimum Public Health Standards (MPHS) including the adoption and use of the application in all properties for the purpose of contact tracing. 

“We go beyond just compliance because we have innovative programs in place to ensure that we provide the safest working environment for our employees and the safest place to stay for all our guests,” Albiso noted.

Megaworld Hotels & Resorts currently has a portfolio of around 4,000 rooms in key tourism destinations around the country, making it the biggest single operator of 100 percent Filipino-owned homegrown hotel brands in the Philippines.