Hotel industry in Connecticut faces a significant drop due to global pandemic

Published on : Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The cancelled vacations and business trips have brought the hotel industry in Connecticut to a halt during the coronavirus pandemic. Steve Matiatos, area general manager at Interstate Hotels and Resorts, which oversees hotels in Connecticut and Massachusetts said that for managers of hotels, this has got to be the toughest thing they have  ever experienced.

 

 

The hotel industry has been among the hardest hit since state officials began mandated shutdowns of certain businesses and crowd sizes, while public health experts have warned against travel. As a result, more than 220,000 people — either laid off or furloughed — have filed for unemployment claims. Those working in the hospitality field, which includes hotels, have been among the highest rate of those claims according to the state Department of Labor.

 

 

Connecticut Lodging Association executive director Ginny Kozlowski couldn’t confirm how many hotels across the state have closed, though the hotel trade group leader did estimate that each has had to lay off or furlough employees, or severely limit their hours. Among known hotels that have closed are the Homewood Suites in Hartford, the Crowne Plaza in Danbury, and the Hilton Garden Inn in Milford.

 

 

Kozlowski said that people traveling for leisure was the first subsection of hotel customers to decline, followed by business travel. With conventions and business gatherings being either postponed or canceled, fewer rooms have been booked. Some events and conventions have been postponed or canceled up through May, others through July, she said.

 

Related Posts

Tags: , ,

Comments are closed.

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 02 ITB asia 2020
  • 11 Aviation Festival Asia 2020
  • 12 ITE Hong Kong 2020
  • 13 IMEX 20
  • 15 Digital Travel EU 2020
  • 15 Routes Asia 2020
  • 16 G&A 2020
  • 16 TAAPE 2020
  • 17 AAA-banner 2020
  • 18 WCTIE 2020
  • 20 GWS-2020
  • 23 emitt 21
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

    1. BTL 2020

      May 27 - May 31
    2. AIR CONVENTION ASIA 2020

      June 9 - June 11
    3. HOTELEX 2020

      June 15 - June 18
    4. B-TRAVEL 2020

      June 19 - June 21
    5. Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain

      July 7 - July 9
Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com