Hotel Rooms in Brazil Turned Into Offices Amid Crisis

A 300 room hotel will have, on average, 75 rooms booked, resulting in near inevitable losses.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With no prospect of regaining, before 2023, the occupancy levels of early 2020, hotels take advantage of the gradual reopening of the economy to seek alternative sources of revenue, while business travel and tourism show no signs of rebounding.

One of the alternatives found by two chains - the French chain Accor, owner of brands such as Ibis and Mercure, and the Bourbon in Paraná - was to convert empty rooms into offices. With a quick remodeling - beds and night tables are removed, desks and chairs come in - companies have already started renting their spaces for monthly rates . . .

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