Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila affected by typhoon Pedring. Thursday, 29th September 2011 Source : Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Typhoon 'Pedring' caused heavy downpours over Metro Manila that contributed to flooding in the downtown bay area.
High waves also spilled over from the Manila Bay into the grounds and lower level of the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, causing flooding and an interruption in power supply and telephone service.
There were no injuries to guests or staff of the hotel.
As the safety and wellbeing of all guests is the first priority of the hotel, all hotel guests were relocated to other hotels in the city and the hotel is temporarily closed until essential services and communications are reinstated.
The hotel has informed guests, who are holding room reservations for later this week to reschedule their trip or allow the hotel to make alternate arrangements for them.
The hotel will continue to ensure the safety of all concerned, monitor the development of the situation and liaise closely with the local authorities to ensure that all necessary measures are anticipated and attended to.
Further announcements will be made in the coming days.
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