Costa Rica: Hotels Reopen Their Doors

Following the reactivation of air transportation and the easing of restrictions on foreign visitors, the Marriott chain announced the reopening of four hotels operating in the country and the Four Seasons will also reopen its resort in Guanacaste.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

The year 2020 has been a complex one for the tourism sector in general, since due to the outbreak of covid-19 since March the hotels began a period in which they did not receive income. In recent weeks, with the relaxation of restrictions, tourism activity has been reactivated and every day more chains are deciding to reopen their facilities.

In this scenario of the beginning of a new normality, the Marriott International chain announced that during November it will reopen four of its properties in Costa Rica.

Elobservador.cr reviews that "... starting in November the W Costa Rica-Reserva Conchal, Punta Islita Autograph Collection and JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa (located in Guanacaste) will be added to the lodging offer. The Aloft San José in Santa Ana will also be added to the offer. The properties will open their doors with attractive promotions for locals as an invitation to rediscover magical corners of the country."

See "Tourism and Travel: Consumer Interests and Preferences"

In the case of the Four Season Resort, it reported that by November 12 it plans to reactivate the operations of its hotel located in Guanacaste, in the Papagayo peninsula.

Michael Mestraud, general manager of Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica, told Elobservador.cr that they see "... with hope the reopening of our operations and we wish that tourism activity can return to normal, operating carefully according to strict sanitary protocols because we want tourism in Guanacaste to be safe."

See Elobservador.cr articles "Marriott Hotels in Costa Rica are on their way to reopening this November" and "Four Seasons Resort announces reopening with special rate for Costa Ricans".



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