Covid-hit Chiang Mai hotel cuts room rate to 100 baht a night


A HOTEL in Chiang Mai that has been badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic cut its room rate to just 100 baht a night during Oct 10-12 and quickly got over 70% bookings, Amarin TV said this morning (Oct. 7).

Sleep CNX hotel in Suthep sub-district, Mueang district, is among the hotels in this northern city that has been heavily impacted by the coronavirus pandemic over the past two years with almost no customers and revenue.

The management then decided to launch a promotion and reduce the rate for all the rooms to just 100 baht a night during Oct. 10-12 to spur the market and attract guests.

Mr. Waraphan Phohiran, the hotel’s owner, said after his hotel unveiled rock-bottom room rates for three days, this offer immediately attracted a lot of attention from the media and their coverage led to lots of enquiries from the public, particularly people living in the provinces, with 70% of the rooms now booked.

Waraphan added that the low room rate has not affected the standard of service and all facilities are still the same as during normal pricing level. Strict Covid prevention and control measures are in place and rooms, amenities and the whole compound properly disinfected.

He added that his hotel will be launching more attractive promotions as it is hoped the Covid outbreak will now be controlled which would then lead to tourism bouncing back.

Meanwhile the Public Health Ministry said there were 11,200 new cases and 113 deaths over the 24 hours to this morning, up from 9,866 cases and 102 deaths yesterday.

This increased the cumulative confirmed total since April 1 to 1,649,434.

Another 10,087 patients have been cured, taking total recoveries since April 1 to 1,524,431, while 109,02 are still undergoing treatment.


Top: Sleep CNX hotel in Chiang Mai. Photo: Facebook

Home Page: A sign announcing rock-bottom 100 baht a night rate at this hotel. Photo: Amarin TV

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