Tallink Hotel Riga to be re-opened in mid-April

  • 2023-03-23
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Tallink Hotel Riga, which was closed during the Covid-19 pandemic, will be re-opened in the middle of April, according to the information published on Facebook.

The hotel has begun accepting bookings.

As reported, due to the state of emergency which was imposed in Latvia in March 2020 to curb Covid-19, the hotel's operator TLG Hotell Latvia temporarily closed the Tallink Hotel in Riga on March 17 and furloughed most of its employees. On June 1, the Tallink Hotel Riga resumed operations. On Oct. 18 that year, the hotel was again closed due to the decreased number of guests and bookings.

On Oct. 22, nearly all employees were laid off with only a few people kept on the payroll for maintenance of the hotel building.

In 2021, funds for building maintenance, utility costs, rent and wages were received from the parent company, Eesti TLG Hotellilt, which belongs to the listed Estonian shipper Tallink Grupp.

TLG Hotell Latvija in 2021 generated 18,661 euros in turnover, 98.5 percent less than a year earlier, and sustained loss worth 3.333 million euros, 9.9 percent more than in 2020.

Tallink Grupp services ferry routes in the Baltic Sea under the Tallink and Silja Line brands. The company also operates three hotels in Tallinn and one in Riga.