HOTELIERS IN the Ashanti Region, especially Kumasi, are making huge profits, DAILY GUIDE has observed.
Virtually all the hotels in Kumasi, especially the big and popular ones, had been booked as at Wednesday for the big Akwasidae tomorrow.
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, is marking his 15 years anniversary on Sunday with a big durbar of chiefs and people.
The historic event, which would take place at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, has drawn people from all walks of life to the city.
The invasion of the city by a colossal number of people for the event appears to be the reason why hotels in and around Kumasi are fully booked.
Plush hotels such the Golden Tulip, Sunset, Georgia, Miklin, Royal Lamerta, Cicero Guest House, Charisset and Noble House are some of the hotels located in the city.
Reports gathered by DAILY GUIDE indicated that these fine hotels had been fully booked since last week.
Most of the people that arrived in Kumasi from Tuesday were politely turned away from the hotels they wanted stay.
‘I have visited almost all the hotels that you can think of to make reservations for some people but I was told there is no room,’ Francis Dodovi, aid to the Regional Minister said.
Kennedy Otchere, a resident of Kumasi said even the hotels that have been tagged as low class, had been booked in advance.
According to him, he had also tried in vain to make reservations for some people, adding that he was surprised with the turn of events.
Some of the hotel operators in the city that DAILY GUIDE talked to confirmed that indeed they were making massive profits.
They disclosed they have been receiving orders from all over the country and beyond, in recent times. They admitted they were making huge profits and were happy about the development.
Some of them said wished the Asantehene would frequently organize such big events to enable them to make more money.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi
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