Thai Hotels Hit By Protests

21st April 2010 (Last Updated April 21st, 2010 18:30)

Hotels in Thailand's capital city Bangkok are evacuating guests to other locations as several violent clashes erupted across the nation. The hotel industry has been battered in the recent weeks by the protests, which has seen occupancy drop by 30%, according to the Associated Pr

Hotels in Thailand’s capital city Bangkok are evacuating guests to other locations as several violent clashes erupted across the nation.

The hotel industry has been battered in the recent weeks by the protests, which has seen occupancy drop by 30%, according to the Associated Press.

The 380-room Grand Hyatt Erawan and the InterContinental Hotel Group moved their guests to other hotels and said they will not be accepting new reservations until 26 April.

The Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok remained open, but closed its restaurants and placed metal barricades to block protesters.

Protesters are demanding the Prime Minister to dissolve the government and hold fresh elections.