InterContinental in the Distance
Despite the tragedy that struck Japan Friday, the hotel industry in Japan is functioning next to normal.
Prince Hotels and Resorts owns 48 properties in Japan and reported no injuries or serious damages.
Accor has nine hotels in Japan, they did suffer minor damage but are still working and helping those who were unable to relocate due to the unfortunate conditions. However, three of the hotels are not taking new reservations. The aforementioned three (Mercure Hotel Ginza Tokyo, Mercure Hotel Narita, Mercure Hotel Yokosuka) are expected to taking new reservations by Wednesday.
InterContinental Hotels Group reported no one was hurt, guests or staff.
Hyatt Hotels are also indicating no one has been injured. They are also waiving cancellation and rebooking charges through March 15th.
The Hilton Worldwide is also safe, reporting no damage and assuring its guests and staff is safe. The brand is allowing hotel guests to rebook at no cost and all cancellations have been stopped until further notice.
Japan Leisure Hotels' largest property in Sendai did suffer extensive damage. Utilities such as gas, water and electricity are available sporadically or non-existent. It’s been shut down, and will be for approximately a month. All of their other hotels are operating near usual standards.
Source: Hotel News Now