Three upcoming five-star hotels in Tirupati
TIRUPATI: The temple city of Tirupati will soon have three state-of-the-art five-star hotels to appeal to pilgrims from afar darshan of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala hill temple. A decision to allocate land for a proposed hotel was made at a recent state cabinet meeting.
Oberoi, the luxury hotel group, which has shown interest in bringing a star hotel to the city, is said to be awarded at least ten acres of land on the Alipiri-Cherlopalli highway. Land would also be allocated to Novotel, another well-known hotel chain.
A third five-star hotel will open soon on the Alipiri-Cherlopalli highway, near the Alipiri checkpoint, the gateway to the Tirumala hills. The three hotels would be erected on land donated by the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC). He has 38 acres of land on this road.
Some 20% of the total territory is to be reserved as a buffer zone for the SV Zoological Park. Sources said 30 acres would be used for this purpose.
“There are only three five-star hotels in Tirupati. The need for more state-of-the-art star hotels has long been felt. There has been a considerable increase in the number of pilgrims here in recent years.
A tourism official said the development of the new five-star hotels would also promote economic activities by providing jobs for local youths. A committee has been set up to finalize the lease details and tenders for the construction of these hotels.