ADNH CEO urges hotel groups to create support funds

Khalid Anib said groups must be willing to support employees

Khalid Anib
Khalid Anib

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Abu Dhabi National Hotels (ADNH) CEO Khalid Anib has urged hotel groups across the country to consider launching relief funds to support their employees.

Anib explained: “I urge operators to act responsibly and share a tiny portion of their generous fees collected during the previous years to support the staff across all levels, particularly associates at the properties; and to seriously consider creating some sort of solidarity fund dedicated to preserve the dignity of employees should something like this arise in the future.”

He continued: “The main focus facing every hotel owner today is how to deal with this unprecedented challenge of occupancies having reached unbearable levels in a very short period of time with growing uncertainties around the rebound and related timing.“

Hospitality group Accor recently announced it has set aside €70 million from its dividends payments to help its furloughed employees.

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