Staff at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad Hotel are being sent home, as the company has made the decision to temporarily lay-off workers.
The hotel’s general manager, Richard Westell told ‘colleagues’ via a letter, that the decision was taken as a result of the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The letter stated:
“In response to the unprecedented decline in travel demand we have seen across the globe, we have had to take significant actions that have deeply impacted our operations and colleagues at Hyatt Regency Trinidad.”
“Unfortunately, as a result, we made the extremely difficult decision to implement temporary lay-offs across our hotel workforce for a portion of our colleagues. While we have made significant cost-saving measures as an effort to avoid this scenario, ultimately, these measures were necessary to secure the hotel’s long-term viability.”
“While our hope remains that all of the furloughs will be temporary, we must prepare for longer-term employment losses.”
Employees are expected to receive their letters about the job statuses today.
The letter from Westell stated that Hyatt will continue to staff the hotel based on “anticipated occupancy levels.”