Plans have been approved to build a transit hotel within the confines of Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport.
The Bali Post reports that an agreement in principle was issued on May 8, 2013, by the Regent of Bandung for the hotel to accommodate layover and passengers traveling on delayed flights.
The hotel, owned by the airport’s managers PT Angkasa Pura I, is planned to be of four-star standard, have three floors and be accessible from the main terminals.
The hotel is reportedly under construction and scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013.
The head of the adjoining tradition village of Tuban, I Nyoman Suwena, told the press that local residents have no objection to the hotel project providing it is built entirely within the airport’s land and does not infringe on village lands. He also called on the new hotel to recruit employees from the village of Tuban who posses the necessary qualifications or aptitude for hotel work.
Separately, questions are being raised by tourism officials asking if PT Angkasa Pura has secured the needed permits and licenses for the operation of a hotel.
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