2 more boutique hotels to open in Dhaka
Platinum Suites, a concern of Sheltech Ltd, will construct two more 'smart boutique hotels' in Dhaka with a total investment of Tk 132 crore, as its first such hotel opened last year was a success.
The company will open a 26-room hotel in the city's Uttara area. The construction work of the six-storey building already began in January.
The construction of the second one, a 15-storey building with 50 rooms, will start in Banani in September, Tanvir Ahmed, director (development) of Platinum Suites and Sheltech (Pvt) Ltd, said yesterday.
He said the Uttara project would open by June next year and Banani project by March 2012.
Ahmed said the total costs for the two hotels will be around Tk 132 crore.
Boutique hotels differentiate themselves from larger chain and branded hotels and motels by providing personalised accommodation and services. Typically boutique hotels are furnished in a themed and stylish manner. These usually are smaller than mainstream hotels, having 3-50 guest rooms.
Ahmed said the boutique hotels will have indoor swimming pool, spa, fitness centre, specialised Japanese restaurant, roof garden and round-the-clock coffee shop.
Sheltech Ltd, a leading construction firm, opened its first smart boutique hotel, the 24-room Platinum Suites, at Banani in July last year at a cost of Tk 30 crore.
"I am satisfied with the turnover from my first project within one year. I am going for a major expansion as I see the hospitality business is growing at a commendable rate due to the arrival of international guests and apparel buyers in an increasing number," Ahmed said.
Chittagong is the next target for constructing such smart hotels as this business hub has good potential. "But I have no immediate plan for Chittagong. I will go for Chittagong project after 2012," he said.
Platinum Suites, through expansion of its business, wants to exploit the hospitality sector with top priority in providing sophisticated services and facilities to the business class clients both from home and abroad, Ahmed said.