Three hotels with a thousand beds in Richmond have been closed and more may follow due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The BC Hotel Association expects two-thirds of hotels across the province to close over the next few months as tourists cancel travel plans and YVR traffic is cut in half.
While the Accent Inn in Richmond is being redeployed either for health-care workers or for quarantining, The Marriott, the Hilton and River Rock have closed, explained Nancy Small, CEO of Tourism Richmond, to the Richmond COVID-19 Task Force on Monday morning. …
The Richmond COVID-19 Task Force is co-chaired by Chun and Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie and includes politicians, business leaders and senior staff from the city and school board.