The up market guest houses in Salt lake and Rajarhat, which look after guests of multi-national companies, are doing brisk business since last one year, said president of Bidhannagar Guesthouse Owners’ Association Abhay Upadhyay on Thursday.
Top officials of multi-national companies like WIPRO, Infosys, KPMG, PWC, Bajaj Allianz and many others prefer to stay in such guest houses.
Upadhyay said the up market guest houses have paid luxury and service taxes as well as the names of the guests with photographs and their identity proofs were sent to the police station regularly. There are around 150 luxurious guest houses at Salt Lake and Rajarhat. He said that Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation was not giving trade licence in the names of the owners and sought intervention of the state government in this regard.
As the senior officials of multi-national companies travel a lot and hardly get any time to use the facilities offered by the star hotels, they prefer to stay in guest houses where homely food is available. Also, they are looked after properly by the guest house staff.
He said with Rajarhat coming up as an educational and financial hub, more and more people will come and more guest houses will come up to look after the guests. “Business in West Bengal has certainly gone up as all the guest houses situated close to Rajarhat and Sector V are doing well and this has removed the stigma of West Bengal as a non-performer.”