The Four Seasons Hotel in Pudong
will close up its 187 rooms on May 15 — next month — and the company will also pull out of the Four Seasons Place Pudong, according to an internal announcement today that has been reported elsewhere
. The note, which appears to come from Rainer Stampfer, President of Operations for Asia Pacific, says that although terms of the pull-out are confidential, it had nothing to do with the coronavirus
. Hmmmmm. The building itself, owned by The Shanghai 21st Century Hotel Co Ltd, obviously remains; it just won't be a Four Seasons anymore come this summer. Four Seasons Pudong opened in 2012. The company will remain in Shanghai with its original location in Puxi
, which they intend to put under an "extensive renovation program" beginning in June. Hard times for the hotel industry.