Biltmore Hotels, which owns the iconic hotels of Hilton and Marriott, has announced that it has shut down all of its Texas locations because of Tropical Storm Harvey.
It’s a move which was welcomed by residents in the Houston area.
But the hotel owners are also being urged to keep their business operations in the state as well as their homes, which have already seen heavy flooding.
A statement from Biltup Hotels said: ‘Due to the severe weather conditions that have been experienced in Texas, Biltups decision to temporarily close our properties is effective immediately and we are working with our local, state and federal partners to ensure that all impacted guests can return to their hotels as soon as possible.’
BiltUp Hotels and its partner hotel operators are in the process of providing information to affected guests regarding their options and what to do if they have questions.
BiltUp has shuttered its Texas hotels, and announced that its Houston office will be closed for the duration of the storm, according to local media.
‘The decision to close our Houston locations today is effective as of today and the BiltUP Hotel will continue to operate as normal,’ the company said in a statement.
It’s a big blow for Houston, where there are already tens of thousands of people displaced by Hurricane Harvey.