House repairs


Hotel operations at Pousada de São Tiago will be suspended until at least December 31, 2018, Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has advised Business Daily.
According to the Office, the company currently holding the hotel licence, Saint Tiago Hotel and Tourism Company Limited, applied for the suspension of business on February 24.
In its response, MGTO stated that the company said the suspension was in order to ‘conduct interior renovation works’.
Previously, the Executive Director of SJM Holdings Limited, Angela Leong On Kei – who the company registry indicates to be one of the company’s chairpersons – stated that the suspension was due to the impact of the nearby construction of the Light Rail Train (LRT) public transport interchange at Barra.
Ms. Leong stated the hotel would resume operations when the LRT transport interchange project was concluded, slated for 2019.
Representatives from SJM told Business Daily that the hotel rooms would be renovated during the suspension period, with plans to expand the hotel still awaiting authorisation from the government.
Upon closing, the hotel offered 12 suites, with Saint Tiago Hotel and Tourism Company Limited holding a 25-year concession on an adjacent 1,452 square metre plot in Estrada da Penha for expanding the 5-star hotel.
The land plot concession was granted in 2003, with the possibility of being renewed to 2049.