LINQ hotel guests can stay in their rooms during the pandemic, but they’re not permitted to leave the house during the entire pandemic.
The company said it would be taking steps to ensure that guests don’t get trapped.
It’s a departure from previous pandemic hotel rules that prohibited guests from leaving the hotel at all.
But the hotel says the change won’t affect how guests stay.
“It’s not really a change in policy, but we are not saying that the hotel will no longer be allowing people to stay in the hotel,” Linq CEO Eric M. Lee said in a statement.
“In fact, we’re adding a second layer of security to ensure guests stay safe.”
Linq says it’s making changes to make the hotel more welcoming.
Guests will be able to request a special room, Lee said, and they’ll also be able take their luggage in the lobby.
But it won’t be the same as the hotels previous policy that allowed guests to go outside for an overnight stay.
The new rule will also require people to be accompanied by an attendant when entering the hotel, and it will ban the use of cameras inside the hotel.
A hotel spokeswoman said the company has had “many conversations” with guests who have been asked to move to their rooms.
“We have a very stringent vetting process for all our guests,” she said.
“All of our guests are given the same level of security and are subject to the same rules.
We’re committed to making the most of our facilities, and we want to make sure everyone has the best experience possible.”
The Linq hotel has been experiencing increased demand due to the pandemics heightened demand.
The hotel has had a surge in business since the beginning of the pandenics.
Linq had an operating loss of $15 million in the third quarter of 2016, but revenue from its online hotel business rose 14% to $11.2 million.
The Linxion hotel has also had a spike in business.
In the third-quarter of this year, the company said its online booking business was up 21% to about $1.2 billion.
Linxions revenue grew 10% in the fourth quarter to $1 billion.