CEOs from some of the world’s largest hotel chains told President Trump on Tuesday that they are being forced to lay off tens of thousands of employees as occupancy rates plummet and global travel comes to a near-standstill amid the coronavirus pandemic.Trump met at the White House Tuesday with the heads of Hilton, Marriott, Best Western and other major hotel chains to discuss the impact that the COVID-19 virus is having on their businesses. While the CEOs promised that it would be business as usual once the coronavirus crisis has passed, they told the president that they are being forced to shutter many of their hotels in the meantime and need to find a way to stay financially afloat amid the outbreak.“I have been in this business for 35 years and I have never seen anything like it,” Christopher Nassetta of Hilton said.INSIDE CHINA’S HIGH-STAKES CAMPAIGN TO SMEAR THE UNITED STATES OVER CORONAVIRUSArne Sorensen, the CEO of Marriott, said business in China fell by about 90 percent following the first reports of the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan with business in the special administrative region of Macau bottoming out at 2 percent occupancy. The CEO of MGM said the company is


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