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Taj, Radisson to open hotels in Amritsar

To cash in on the growing demand of hotel rooms in Amritsar, not only local players but also major national and international hospitality chains are setting up new properties in the city.

Among the prominent ones are Radisson, Holiday Inn and Taj Properties, according to sources. Experts in the hospitality sector say there is lot of demand of quality rooms in the city, especially from the NRI community and foreigners, besides high-end domestic tourists.

Recently, IHHR Hospitality Private Limited announced the opening of its five-star luxury hotel, Ista, in Amritsar. Ista Amritsar is the third in chain after Ista Bangalore and Ista Hyderabad.

CII Punjab State Council Chairman Gunbir Singh said, “In 2007, we projected about 2,500 rooms would be added in Amritsar alone in next three year, but my perception is we are going to exceed the target.To support this sector, the government must encourage the industry, and also promote the tourism sector in the state.

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