Iberostar temporarily closes hotels and cuts jobs due to coronavirus

The Iberostar Group announced on Monday March 16th, the temporary closure of its 38 hotels in Spain, a measure that most likely will extend to other countries, and will apply a “temporary suspension of work activity on a global scale” as a result of the crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Spanish company, with 120 4 and 5 stars hotels in the world, and 34,000 employees, has reported in a statement that it has made this decision after “the official restriction” of the movement of people, and added that these measures will also affect its subsidiary “World 2 Meet”.

The vice president and CEO of the Iberostar Group, Sabina Fluxá, has indicated that they are working in “permanent communication and coordination” with their teams, hoping to resume normal activity as soon as possible. Fluxá has assured that Iberostar is a “resilient” company that will overcome these circumstances.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has become a global crisis of “unknown” effects and duration. Since the beginning of this crisis, the Iberostar Group has been making decisions aimed at protecting its customers and employees by activating the necessary protocols in hotels and teleworking mechanisms at corporate headquarters”, the Iberostar press release says.

However, the “progress of the situation” has forced the company to make the decisions announced this morning to its management teams.

Furthermore, Iberostar reports that throughout its centuries-old history it has always acted from its values ​​to overcome adversity, working together with its partners to grow the business, generating employment and adding value to society.

The Iberostar Group is a 100% Spanish multinational family company, with more than 60 years of history. Iberostar Hotels & Resorts constitutes its main business.

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