Conditions at the Caravelle Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, which experienced an explosion due to a build up in methane gas in the car park driveway and collapse of part of its lobby ceiling last week, are back to normal.
“Fortunately, the damage was confined to the driveway,” said John Gardner, general manager of the hotel. The damaged areas have been sealed off from public view by barriers.
"The car park driveway will be closed for about a week for repairs. Otherwise, the hotel is 100 percent operational, the guests are fine and it is business as usual,” he added.
The incident occurred around 10pm on Saturday night, December 6 when there were few people around. No guests were affected, although one hotel staff was hospitalised for minor injuries.
For more details, visit www.caravellehotel.com.