Hotels have been advised to capitalise on the COVID-19 enforced closures to carry out refurbishment projects and bring their premises up to scratch for the time when world leaders announce their countries are open for business again.
With global travel at a virtual standstill and the hospitality and hotel industries on their knees, hotels have largely put the shutters up and mothballed their venues.
But now they’ve been told the lengthy lockdown and inevitable worries that brings to businesses could actually spark an opportunity for hoteliers.
‘Hotels don’t ever like closing their doors to guests and risk losing business to undertake major refurbishment programmes,’ said Peter Kilby, business development director at BSG.
‘But with the industry taking a massive hit from this pandemic, if you’re sitting on some cash, now might be the time to do it.’
He said teams within BSG and the wider Syntegra Group stood ready to undertake any mechanical, electrical or plumbing design project management roles or provide other services from within their existing portfolio, including crucial air quality testing and acoustics work.
It is anticipated that some hotels forced to close their doors to paying guests could take the opportunity to upgrade to smart hotels, capitalising on the move to technological solutions and services.
The Syntegra Group is utilising the COVID-19 situation to seek to expand into new ventures closely linked to the virus headlines – including hospital construction and upgrade work, food storage, retail and distribution sites, testing laboratories and drug industry developments. Its excellence in MEP services in particular will be showcased to developers in those fields.
Syntegra Group MD Alan King said: ‘Business continuity is crucial in times of crisis and we are using this period to explore new ways of working, new markets where we believe we could make a positive impact and new projects we could undertake with existing clients to help them come back more efficient once the global situation returns to some sense of normality.’