Yellowknife’s Quality Inn & Suites is shutting down and relocating guests amid widening health safety precautions brought on by COVID-19, NNSL Media has learned.
The hotel, which is attached to the Centre Square Mall on 49 Street, will be closing its doors for the next 60 days, Holloway Lodging Corporation chief operating officer Felix Seiler confirmed Thursday.
Guests currently at the downtown hotel will be relocated to Old Airport Road’s Super 8 Hotel – also owned by Holloway Lodging Corporation – on Saturday, said Seiler.
Seiler said there are “very few” guests currently staying at the hotel, but wouldn’t say how many.
“Obviously it’s a very trying time. This is an unprecedented event. We’ve never, ever experienced anything like this,” said Seiler.
It’s unclear at this time whether other city hotels and motels will follow suit.
NNSL Media is awaiting a response from the Explorer Hotel’s general manager, but an employee at the hotel said they hadn’t received any notice from management related to a temporary closure.
Days Inn & Suites confirmed there are no current plans to temporarily shutter its doors.
More to come.