Pattaya checked the readiness of the first local hotel to open during the Omicron wave as a “hospitel” for mildly ill coronavirus patients.
Deputy Mayor Manote Nongyai and Dr. Pornpirom Suadang of Pattaya Hospital on Jan. 6 inspected the Crystal Luxury Hotel in Naklua, which is ready to start accepting patients.
Crystal Palace served as a “hospitel,” or hotel converted to a quarantine facility, last year. It closed after the epidemic faded and tourists didn’t return. So getting it ready for more hospitel duty wasn’t a stretch.
The hotel has 180 rooms and will put two beds in each room for those infected with Covid-19 and showing only minor symptoms.