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Riu to reopen on July 1

As a growing number of resorts make the difficult decision to postpone their reopening dates, Riu Palace Paradise Island is preparing to reopen on July 1 when borders open to tourists.

In a letter to employees, General Manager Nicolas Portanet said the hotel hopes to achieve high occupancy in the shortest possible time.

“After a couple of very challenging months, I am pleased to inform you that the Riu Palace Paradise Island Hotel will open on July 1, 2020. During this closure time, the company has been working tirelessly on the procedures in order to protect you and our beloved guests before we reopen,” according to Portanet.

He said staff will be scheduled to accommodate the occupancy level.

“We look forward to bringing as many of you back as soon as possible, once word that we are reopened starts to get out amongst our guests,” he said.

Atlantis will start it’s phased reopening on July 7. However, mega-resort Baha Mar and Melia will not reopen until October. Sandals Royal Bahamian will reopen on November 1.

As the country’s economic situation worsens, staff reductions are expected in the hotel sector.

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