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Jakarta Post

Gianyar bans new condotels, apartments

  • Ni Komang Erviani and Agnes Winarti

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar   /   Fri, February 17 2012   /  08:38 am

Gianyar chose to take a different path in its tourism development by officially banning the construction of increasingly-popular condominium hotels, known as condotels, and apartment facilities in the regency known as the resort island’s cultural mecca.

“We have decided to ban the development of condotels or apartments in our region. The policy was made to control physical development, as well as protecting our local entrepreneurs,” Gianyar Regent Anak Agung Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati, said.

Condotels and apartments are currently the hottest items in the market for tourist developers and investors in Badung and Denpasar. Building condotels and apartments has also provided them with a legal way to navigate around the moratorium on new hotel development in southern Bali, issued by Bali governor Made Mangku Pastika in early 2011. Badung, Denpasar and Gianyar are the thre...