Motel chain Victoria Court is closing its doors due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the imposition of quarantine protocols that has shuttered tourism-related businesses.
In a statement to her employees, Victoria Court CEO Angelina Mead King assured them of separation packages to tide them over the next few months.
"We are facing unprecedented times in this world. As much as I have been trying to extend a helping hand to each and every one of you over these past few months, it is with a heavy heart that I now have to make a life-changing decision that will affect us all," she said.
While Victoria Court has been accepting repatriated overseas Filipino workers and seafarers, these are not enough to sustain operations of the motel chain.
"It is time to face the facts and be honest and prepare for what is coming...I want to wish everyone the best of luck," she added.
Atticus King said while he and Angelina share the brand, they maintain separate management groups. "My group is not closing, instead we opted to do a deep retrenchment to try to keep the lights on until things revert back to normal," Atticus said.