Beijing Imperial Palace gets three month extension

The Beijing Imperial Palace has been given three more months to complete corrective works on the property to rectify its faults, Business Daily reports.

In July, the MGTO ordered the temporary closure of Beijing Imperial Palace Hotel for a period of six months as the hotel “committed serious administrative irregularities and failed to carry out essential fire safety measures.”

By September, it was reported that the hotel had yet to commence any corrective works on the property, blaming the delay on difficulties receiving documentation that would allow for the construction works to begin.

In an email to Business Daily, MGTO said it had approved prolonging the period until January 11 next year at the request of the hotel operator.

“Up to [this] date, MGTO has not received any related document or application regarding projects of maintenance, restoration or legalisation,” the Office wrote in the email.

The property faces permanent closure if it does not rectify its faults by the deadline, said MGTO.