After failing to begin work in September to rectify a series of fire safety issues that had led to its earlier closure, the Beijing Imperial Palace Hotel has now reportedly revealed that it has been given until mid-January to rectify the faults.
The embattled Macau property, which is home to the Greek Mythology Casino, was forced to close on July 23 after it was found to have “committed serious administrative irregularities and failed to carry out essential fire safety measures”. It was subsequently given a six-month deadline to carry out the corrective works but soon fell afoul of delays it put down to difficulties in obtaining the proper documentation.
According to a report from the Macau Business Daily newspaper, the new deadline from the Macao Government Tourism Office expires on January 11 although the official body noted that the operator had not yet filed applications or related documents in order to conduct maintenance or restorative work.
“Up to [this] date, the Macao Government Tourism Office has not received any related document or application regarding projects of maintenance, restoration or legalization,” read a statement from the Macao Government Tourism Office.
Formerly known as the New Century Hotel, the Beijing Imperial Palace Hotel in Taipa was the first five-star hotel in Macau to be temporarily closed by officials and could face permanent shuttering should it fail to fix by the required faults by the new deadline.