PHOTO:ABIGAIL DOUGHERTY/STUFF The Grand Mercure in Wellington has closed indefinitely.
Wellington hotel Grand Mercure has announced it will be closing indefinitely as a result of Covid-19.
The hotel’s management recently announced a “temporary hibernation period” for the hotel, which is located on The Terrace, in the central Wellington suburb of Te Aro.
The announcement was posted on the hotel’s website after it remained unopened during alert levels 3 and 2.
“We have made the difficult decision to go into temporary hibernation. It is with a heavy heart that we do so, as it is all of you who bring meaning to what we do every day.”
When asked to elaborate on the statement, a spokesperson for the hotel said: “The impact that Covid-19 has had and continues to have on the travel and tourism industry is devastating.
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