One month after Atlantis Paradise Island reopened to guests, following an eight-month closure, the mega-resort is sending a second group of employees back on furlough.
President Audrey Oswell delivered the crushing news in a letter to staff that said, “Starting February 4, we are scaling operations and guest operations at the Royal will move to The Cove, and some colleagues will be placed on temporary furlough.”
“Our plan and hope are to invite team members back by Spring Break season, pending occupancy,” according to Oswell.
The first group of employees was sent back home after the Paradise Island resort did not meet occupancy levels it had hoped for.
Guest numbers are unlikely to pick up anytime soon as the United States will require all persons entering that country to present a negative COVID-19 test as of Tuesday and to quarantine.
“The pandemic continues to spike in many of our key markets, new and increased travel restrictions and requirements are in effect, and limited airlift present roadblocks for travel”, she added.