Tokyo hotel boosts COVID measures for Lunar New Year

A hotel in Tokyo will adopt an extra coronavirus measure for the Chinese Lunar New Year holidays that start on Saturday.

Staff at Mimaru Tokyo Kinshicho usually ask guests at check-in how they are feeling, and use tablets installed with multiple languages to encourage mask-wearing.

From this weekend, they will also have Chinese speaking staff at the reception to ask guests for their cooperation.

The hotel says it's seeing more bookings from Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China for the latter half of this month.

It says more than 60 percent of the bookings are from these three places.
Mimaru Tokyo Kinshicho manager Kong Huntack said reservations have been recovering, and that given international flights have some way to go to get back to their peak, he expects numbers to keep rising.