Sun, 26 Dec 2010

Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA News) - Three investors are planning to build hotels in Denpasar, Bali, which are expected to overcome a shortage of 1,600 hotel rooms in the past two years, a tourism official said.

"There have been three investors applying for permits to build new hotels," Head of the Denpasar City Tourism Office Putu Budiasa said here on Thursday.

One of the investors hailed from Poland, he said without elaborating on the total investment of the three hotels.

He said the local authorities were still processing the applications from the three investors.

If they met requirements and had good management the tourism office would soon issue in-principle approval to them and they could embark on the construction of the hotels in 2011, he said.

"But we still have to consider their financial capacity first. Let`s wait and see the further developments," he said.

Two of the hotels will be built on the Sanur beach and the other in the heart of Denpasar city.

"Hopefully, the presence of the three new hotels will overcome a shortage of 800 hotel rooms in Denpasar," he said.

The city administration had set itself the target of raising the number of hotel rooms by 1,800 in 2010 and 2011.

He said 1,000 of the targeted 1,800 hotel rooms had been built this year.