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Namumuro na! Makati threatens to suspend City Garden Grand Hotel’s biz permit over flight attendant’s death, fake New Year buffet promo

The City Grand Hotel has a lot of explaining to do not just to the Department of Tourism (DOT), but also to the local government of Makati.

The city’s Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO) has issued to show cause notices to the hotel over two glaring violations of community quarantine protocol.

The hotel’s first violation involved its hush-hush offering of staycation packages despite being a hotel for individuals undergoing COVID-19 quarantine. Authorities discovered the offer following the death of flight attendant Christine Dacera on January 1, after a night of partying with friends.

Dacera had booked a room at the hotel for the party even though it was supposed to be off limits to tourists.

The hotel also tried to lure customers by offering a package for New Year Buffet dinner and overnight stay at P3,500 per guest.

“As you may well know, hotel and other accommodation establishments are generally allowed to operate only on ‘skeleton operation’ during general community quarantine… As such, you are not allowed to provide accommodation for leisure purposes,” Makati BPLO head Maribert Pagente said, according to the letter seen by Bilyonaryo.

Pagente gave the hotel three days to explain in writing why their business permit should not be suspended or revoked for violating city hall, IATF, DTI, and DOT rules.

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