Denpasar to get new 5 hotels
Denpasar: The city government has given its approval for the construction of five new hotels with a total of 888 rooms.
The developments were identified as the Ibis Hotel, the Batavia, the Anaamaya, the Pop Harris and the Watujimbar.
Putu Budiasa, the head of the Denpasar Tourism Agency, said that the hotels were authorized to accommodate an influx of visitors to the city,
“We have yet to select the investors, and they will have to abide by the regulations.
Denpasar currently has 8,787 star and non-star hotel rooms.
Despite a moratorium enacted by the provincial administration halting the development of tourist accommodations in Denpasar, Badung and Gianyar regencies, construction has continued to proceed on several new projects.
Tjok Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati, chairman of the Bali chapter of the Indonesian Association of Hotels and Restaurants (PHRI), said that the association had encouraged the provincial administration to regulate new hotel construction.
“We should strike a balance between supply and demand,” Sukawati said.