In an effort to limit travel to Asbury Park the city’s Municipal Emergency Management Coordinator has entered an order to suspend all hotel, motel and guest house reservations for lodging within the city beginning today (Friday, April 17) at noon until further notice.
This determination was made by the Municipal Emergency Management Coordinator, in consultation with the Mayor, City Manager and City Attorney. The city will continue to review this issue as matters progress, and this order is intended to be fluid, and may be revised, dissolved or extended accordingly.
All hotel, motel and guest house owners are required to immediately stop taking lodging reservations whether done online or over the phone. The city previously suspended all short-term rentals within the city, and this additional measure is intended to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public.
The city will revisit the suspension at the end of the month and is hopeful lodging reservations will be reinstated before the summer season. An update will be issued prior to April 30.
“As mayor, I am in complete support of our Municipal Emergency Management Coordinator’s determination,” said Mayor John Moor, “The health, safety and welfare of the public is our number one concern at this time. It is our sincere hope that, with social distancing and the other measures that the public has been conscientiously adhering to, circumstances will change such that the City will be able to lift this restriction as soon as possible.”
“We want to thank our hotel partners in Asbury Park who voluntarily chose to stop taking reservations for the month of April, which helped limit non-essential travel to Asbury Park and to keep our community safe,” said Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn, “For a City that has always welcomed visitors, it’s heartbreaking to have to make a decision like this— but by reducing an influx of visitors to Asbury Park during a public health crisis, we are aiming to reduce risk to our residents.”