Delhi Hotels to Increase Rates for Commonwealth Games

19th July 2010 (Last Updated July 19th, 2010 18:30)

Hotels in the Indian capital of New Delhi are expected to raise room rates by up to 20% during the 2010 Commonwealth Games, which are due to begin on 3 October. Hoteliers are yet to see a reasonable number of early reservations, but expect demand to rise in September, according to

Hotels in the Indian capital of New Delhi are expected to raise room rates by up to 20% during the 2010 Commonwealth Games, which are due to begin on 3 October.

Hoteliers are yet to see a reasonable number of early reservations, but expect demand to rise in September, according to The Economic Times.

Lemon Tree Hotels vice president of sales and marketing Aradhana Lal said the increase in room rates may rise up to 20% more than current rates.

There are an estimated 15,000 branded rooms of various star categories in the city, according to HVS India executive director Siddharth Thaker.