There is a shortage of hotel rooms in Perak, says exco


IPOH: Perak is facing a hotel room shortage, says Loh Sze Yee.

The Perak tourism committee chairman said there were only about 20,000 rooms in the state, and hoped for investors to come in and build more hotels.

The rooms, he said, consisted of budget hotels and three-star hotels and above, excluding homestays and AirBnb inventories.

"For three-star hotels, there are about 7,000 rooms.

"The ideal situation would be to have at least 12,000 (three stars hotel room) or more," he said in a press conference after the ground breaking ceremony for the M Hill Hotel project in Greentown here on Thursday (Feb 22).

Loh said since the start of the year, the average occupancy rate of hotels was about 70%.

"For the hotel industry, it is considered quite high.

"On normal days, the average occupancy rate is only about 50%," he said, adding that hotels were usually full on weekends.

"We hope more hotels can be developed to help address the room shortage issue," he said.

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