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Hokie Spa, in India’s second-largest city, Kolkata, has recently been cracking down on hotel rooms.
“We are getting more and more hotels in the city.
They are getting booked up and it’s causing the hotel to become more congested.
So we have been cracking it down on them.
We have had to shut them down a few times, and they are getting slapped with fines,” said Vashishth Gopal, a local resident.
The hotel had been booked up for around 100 nights a year but was now being rented for a further 200.
“There are people who have gone there with the intention of staying there for less than six months,” he said.
Hotels and guesthouses have been hit with fines and shut down in many parts of the country, including the capital, Delhi.
But, as hotels and guest houses have become more popular, the hotels are being forced to open more rooms and increase their rent, which is a major problem.
The government has announced a crackdown on the hotels that don’t abide by the hotel code, which aims to prevent hotels from charging excessive rents.
Last month, the Delhi High Court upheld a ruling by the city’s Lodha Committee that a hotel room could not be sold for more than two nights a month.
The Committee found that hotels did not comply with the hotel-code and that the hotel had to make an effort to maintain occupancy of its rooms.
Hotel owners, however, argue that they have to provide the minimum occupancy and that their guests have to pay for the rooms.
A few days later, a few hotels were forced to close.
According to the Lodha committee, there were about 3,200 hotels in Delhi in 2017.
Of them, about half were hotels that were booked for between three and six nights a week.
The Lodha panel said the maximum occupancy of the hotels was 15 per cent, and that of the guesthouses that were under 50,000 guests, they were only able to keep it to 15 per, with the exception of a few of the more popular hotels, which had occupancy of 30 per cent.
When the Lodah committee was given the authority to decide the occupancy of hotels, it said that hotels would have to set minimum occupancy for the duration of their lease.
However, hotel owners have said that they were forced by the Lodhi Committee to lower occupancy and rent.
A hotel operator in a guesthouse in Kolkat, Kailash Ghosh, said that most hotels have to maintain at least 10 per cent occupancy to maintain their lease, and this has resulted in a high turnover in the hotels.
“The hotels have started charging more for room occupancy, so it has become more and less viable,” he added.
In 2017, there was a surge in hotel bookings after the Delhi government introduced new guidelines in July that would make it illegal for hotel owners to charge more than 40 per cent of occupancy.
The hotel owners are trying to keep up their occupancy and increase rents.
“The government has started cracking down, so we have had trouble keeping our occupancy down, and it has cost us a lot,” said Ghosh.
He said the hotel owners had to close and then re-open.
However, many hotels were able to continue to charge higher occupancy rates.
Some hotel owners also said that there was an increase in the number of rooms that had to be booked for an entire year.
They said that this was the result of a crackdown by the government.
This year, the LodHI Committee has recommended that the government raise the occupancy and occupancy bonus from 10 to 20 per cent for hotels that have a minimum occupancy of 10 per, and 5 per, for hotels with occupancy of 20 per.