The flood in Bengaluru has led to a high demand for hotel rooms and an increase in room tariffs in some hotels as people flee flooded homes.
Industry players said most hotels in the city had very high occupancy before parts of Bengaluru were stranded, and the current high rates were not a direct result of the floods.
On contact, an OYO spokesperson said- “The average tariff for OYOs in Bangalore is currently just over Rs 1,000, making OYO an affordable and easily accessible accommodation option for flood-affected people in the city. ‘Stays nearby’ and ‘Payment’ option In the hotel facility makes OYO booking easy for rain-drenched Bangaloreans looking for hotels. We hope to support as many Bangaloreans with quality stays during this challenging time for the city.”
At Leela Palace Bengaluru, staff said that rates have always been dynamic based on occupancy and demand. At the moment, the current rate for a standard double room for one night is 15,750 rupees plus taxes per night, while a single room is 15,000 rupees plus taxes per night.
An employee at Ibis Bangalore City Center said occupancy was already high at 98 per cent even before the floods, and the tariff was already high at 6,800 rupees plus taxes per night for a single room and 7,100 rupees plus taxes per night for double occupancy.
When called to check availability, Radisson Blu Atria’s front desk staff said the hotel had sold single and double occupancy rooms over the next two days.
The current tariff is around 11,100 rupees plus taxes per night for a double room, up from 8,000 rupees. For a single room, the current tariff is Rs 10,500 plus taxes, up from Rs 7,500 previously.
At the Country Inn & Suites, a single room is available to resident guests only for 5,500 rupees excluding taxes, while a double room is charged at 6,500 rupees plus taxes per night, according to an executive.
When comments were reached, Hotels India Limited declined to comment.
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