Demand for hotel rooms in Sauraha skyrockets as UML’s 10th General Convention nears
November 23, 2021 04:49 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Nov 23: A total of 3,500 hotel rooms in Sauraha have been booked in view of the CPN UML’s 10th General Convention. The party has said that it has booked such a number of hotel rooms for the General Convention representatives. The event has been scheduled for November 26-28.
Earlier, the party reached an agreement with the Regional Hotel Association, seeking the latter's facilitation to ensure hotel rooms for the event's guests.
Association Chair Deepak Bhattarai said they were finding it hard to ensure hotel rooms as per the agreement. “We are not even in the position of responding to all phone calls due to high demand for hotel rooms,” he said.
CPN-UML lawmaker Krishna Bhakta Pokhrel, who owns up the responsibility for the management of hotel rooms for the General Convention also said he was facing a grave challenge to manage rooms as per the demand.
Though hotels in Sauraha have 6,500 beds in total, all the rooms were not suitable for use. Despite General Convention representatives and invitees, a large number of party cadres and leaders are expected to be in the town for the event. Their number is likely to be higher than that of the representatives and invitees. Moreover, a noticeable number of journalists will also be present to cover the event.
The hotel association’s former chair Suman Ghimire shared that he was receiving phone calls with the request of availability of at least one bed. Of the total beds available here, 3,500 were booked for the event while the remaining others were already booked by tourists and party cadres.
Now, the demand has been shifted to nearby Bharatpur, Ratnanagar, and Gaindakot as hotels there are also being booked for the mega event.