The deluge in Bengaluru has led to an increase in demand for hotel rooms and an increase in room rates in some hotels as people escape from waterlogged houses.
Most hotels in the city already had very high occupancy rates before parts of Bengaluru were locked down and the current high rates were not a direct result of the floods, industry players said.
When contacted, an OYO spokesperson said: “The average OYO fare in Bangalore currently stands at just over 1,000 rupees, making OYO an affordable and affordable stay option. easily accessible for those affected by the floods in the city Our ‘Nearby Stays’ and ‘Pay Hotel Facilities’ option makes it easy to book an OYO for rain-soaked Bangaloes looking for hotels. We hope to support as many Bangalorians with quality stays during this difficult time for the city.”
At Leela Palace Bengaluru, a staff member said pricing has always been dynamic based on occupancy and demand. At present the current rate for a standard double room for one night is Rs 15,750 plus tax per night, while for a single room it would be Rs 15,000 plus tax per night.
A staff member at Ibis Bangalore City Center said occupancy was already high at 98% even before the floods and the rate was already high at Rs 6,800 plus tax per night for a single room and Rs 7,100 plus tax per night for double occupancy.
When called to check availability, Radisson Blu Atria reception staff said the hotel had sold out single and double occupancy rooms for the next two days.
The current rate is around Rs 11,100 plus tax per night for a double occupancy room, compared to Rs 8,000. For a single room, the current rate is Rs 10,500 plus tax, compared to Rs 7,500 previously.
At the Country Inn & Suites, for walk-in guests, a single room is available for Rs 5,500 plus tax, while a double room is charged Rs 6,500 plus tax per night, an executive said.
When asked for comment, Indian Hotels Company Ltd declined to comment.
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