Mangaluru: Hotels plan to increase prices after lockdown period


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, May 19: Hotel Owners Association here has planned to upwardly revise the prices of food items served by the restaurants once the lockdown is lifted. The hotel owners point out that they are compelled to effect the price rise to make good heavy losses they suffered during the lockdown period.

Dakshina Kannada district has over a thousand hotels serving vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Even after the hotels went without business since lockdown, many owners have paid full salary to their employees. The hotel owners say that they cannot survive if there is no enhancement in the prices of food items by 10 to 20 percent.

Several hotels have tried their hands at parcel service but many among them have failed to gauge the interests of customers and hence lost heavily in the form of wasted food. Most of the parcels are picked by online delivery companies who get a cut in the cost of food.

It is learnt that rats have proliferated in hotel premises which remained closed for about 50 days. They have eaten up wires, paper, and provisions stored in the hotels.

President of Hotel Owners Association, Kudpi Jagadish Shenoy, said that revision of prices cannot be avoided as the hotels are facing heavy losses. He said that some of the hotels may remain closed even after opening them is permitted, as they will find it hard to get back migrant workers who have recently returned to their homes.

 

 

  

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, May 20 2020

    Hotels,shops and all business men,tour centre,tickets will certainly increase.People have not alternative.They want their lost money.But none of them think who come to eat,drink in their establishment ,too have less money so they decide not to go in.They will certainly loose so this way.Hoteliers must think .Dont think own profit.

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  • PRAVEEN, Surathkall

    Tue, May 19 2020

    I think that those who dependent on hotel food may switch to home food( parcel from home ) which will be a big blow to the industry

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  • Ruchir Agarwal, mangalore

    Tue, May 19 2020

    The rates have already been increased by many hotel especialy for non veg items. Another increase is totaly uncalled for.Just because there will be a demand hoeliers increase rates.All businesses have suffered heavy loses and they cant increase costs

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  • Avinash Shetty, Mangalore

    Tue, May 19 2020

    It is not just hotels that have suffered, what about other business (For eg Bus Owners , Theaters, Malls etc) If everyone decides to to upwardly revise the prices, then what??? Will Govt and private sectors increase salaries, if they do what about the taxes???

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  • bsbhat, mangalore

    Tue, May 19 2020

    Sunday full lock down. Family members prefers sunday only to go to hotels. so, nice to have home food, hygine and economy....

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Tue, May 19 2020

    With man and wife working, going to hotels once in while, is a necessity. Also, a successful wife is one, who knows her husband's tastes, and the hotels that serve them.

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  • SATHISH VAS, MANGALORE/ DUBAI

    Tue, May 19 2020

    Because of Lock Down peop le were iin side the house.. So they have learnt to make new taste dishes with new recipes. So by increasing the rates the customers will be less only. People also don't have money.

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  • SATHISH VAS, MANGALORE/ DUBAI

    Tue, May 19 2020

    It was really interesting to read that Hotel Owner's are going to increase the rates. In Mangalore they take their own decision to increase the rates. But even if they in increase the rates flow of customers will surely be less. People don't have money like before. They will think twice. Now peop le have started being more alert in taking care of their health.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, May 19 2020

    I wonder if they are Permanently Planning to Close ...

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, May 19 2020

    Then no charges on food.... Empty plates and chairs 😆

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Tue, May 19 2020

    I like my home food.

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Tue, May 19 2020

    Some will disagree but most of you will understand. Everyone is suffering in their own way. People are blaming hotels and restaurateurs for considering a price hike but governments both State and Centre have hiked excise and taxes on petrol, diesel , liquor etc - we complained but all of us have to comply. The sad part of increasing prices and taxes is that it leads others to increase their rates and prices automatically leading to higher inflation.

    The government ideally should have reduced the price of petrol and diesel to around Rs 45 inline with international prices. The government is still making money but the price reduction will help people across all levels. Cost of transportation will reduce, leading to lower prices in goods, essential and non-essential commodities, fruits, vegetables etc. The government will need to ensure that the benefit of price reduction is carried through the supply chain and any supplier taking undue advantage should face blacklisting and cancellation of license.

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  • Benjamin D'Souza, Puttur

    Tue, May 19 2020

    Once the price is increased, it won't come down. To cover up the loss of 2 months, increasing the price from 10 to 20 % is not appropriate . Better you take the approval from the concerned authorities, or address the issues to the government. They will help you. Don't increase the price blindly.

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  • Mr Citizen, Udupi

    Tue, May 19 2020

    Let them increase....anyways who will go to hotels? Some people have lost jobs and some are getting half salary and some don't have jobs. In this situation, if they think about their own profit and keep increasing, they may have to shut down their hotels permanently. If they support the common man by opening and keeping normal prices, the common man may support them later once situation gets better

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  • Prashant, Namma Kudla

    Tue, May 19 2020

    Increasing the prices to recover the losses will be a stupid decision by hotel association. This step will make you fall in ditch.

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  • DS, Kinnigoli

    Tue, May 19 2020

    We are planning to cook permanently at home with no choice and not to visit Hotels !

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, May 19 2020

    Don't do this... Bithul bar and restaurant will disappear...

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  • Imtiaz Ahmed, Mangalore

    Tue, May 19 2020

    To hike the price is not fair. They are not prepared to face losses in business. One should not think of profit only. In 2020 should not be considered like earlier profitable years.

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  • A R M, Bajpe

    Tue, May 19 2020

    Very sad news , Every one facing problems , I think revenue minister Ashok as to give some concession in some of the items ,

    A R M ( Alwin Rebello Mumbai )
    Bajpe

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  • chris, Mangalore

    Tue, May 19 2020

    Already People are jobless and many more will be jobless. So who will be going to restaurants to eat? if the restaurant owners are increasing the price then they would have to eat themselves as no one will eat outside and people have managed to eat hoe food during lockdown. So no point even if they increase the price and many people are working from home

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Tue, May 19 2020

    The citizens are already down and out, due to the raging Covid19 pandemic, jobless, with rapidly depleting income, adding to their misery n suffering, are these hoteliers, who want to hammer the last nails, in the coffin of Kudlakars !!!

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, May 19 2020

    Sir, but all businesses are in catch 22 situation; with the old (pre-recession, preCovid) rentals many were just pulling on as business was already down by 30% preCovid due to demo & GST! Now postCovid, it would be a best option to keep it closed for an extended period & gauge the situation or majority of hotels/bars will never be even break even forget making profits! A cascading effect of this will be rental demand will go down steeply! Also most old hoteliers buy grocery on credit basis (some even 2-3 months); this much big sum how will they manage to pay up now; so, grocery suppliers, from now, will only give against cash! In the absence of adequate cash generation, this industry is in for big trouble!

    I hope & wish my analysis goes wrong!!

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, May 19 2020

    ..... And Hotel Owners would do well to read again what happened to
    " Liquor Sales " after first 2 days of unprecedented sales...
    Now Tussssssssss.... right? In places where they thought drink was the first preference over food !
    So where does that leave you?
    Learn to protect your golden goose rather than strangling it at once.......

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, May 19 2020

    Very true, the drastic drop in booze sales parcels is a clear indication of a big drop in bar businesses!!

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Tue, May 19 2020

    Time to give up for ideal icecreams.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Tue, May 19 2020

    We can not give up Ideal Ice cream. Some food in mangalore are enlisted in essentials.
    Maharaja's ghee roast, Phalki's biriyanis, Chicken alfredo from pereira's and biriyani from Bombay lucky.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, May 19 2020

    Our ideal ice cream you mean Shankaranna !!! Wowwwwwee 😋😋😋😋😋

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  • Aam Aadmi, Mangalore

    Tue, May 19 2020

    Many of the people are already jobless and many more will be jobless. So who will be going to restaurants to eat? And on contrary if the restaurant owners are increasing the price then they would be shooting themselves in the feet.

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  • Manojb, Mangalore

    Tue, May 19 2020

    I never eat out side because of hygienic. There are some hotels in Mangalore no hygienic at all. Let the increase no one cares
    After lockdown i have been to backwords olden days
    Ghanjee Chatnee or pickle , eggplant and dry fish curry with rice also Ghanjee nugghel meen chatney wawa what a taste taking me to olden memories

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Tue, May 19 2020

    How can you miss ideal icecreams? Pereira,magala.

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Tue, May 19 2020

    No problems at all... all hotels, buses, petrol/diesel pumps, veg/non-veg vendors, groceries should raise price to cover up their loss happened due to lock down. We are ready to pay in nations interest and betterment of the country.

    Jai Modiji

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  • Dsouza, Mangalore

    Tue, May 19 2020

    I appreciate if you pay on all our behalf …. for the interest of the nation

    JAI HIND !!!!

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Tue, May 19 2020

    What about 20 lakhs crore package?
    mobile has been switched off please try later.
    At present not reachable out of network coverage please try later.

    When will reach to our hand?
    If reach why below hike
    Liquor hike.
    Petrol hike
    Diesel hike
    Flight fare hike
    Commodities hike.
    Everything hike.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Tue, May 19 2020

    20 lac formula is in place and is coming in tranches by the your great grandson turns 100. Thrre is no fees or tax to be paid for dreaming....I have been dreaming 15 lath/lack in my Pataki Bank Ltd liability account since 6 years and enjoying it.😂😂😂😂

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Tue, May 19 2020

    Good move by hoteliers, this will prompt people to eat hygienic home cooked food.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Tue, May 19 2020

    During good times restaurant owners were making money left, right and center and most of you never deliver value for money to the customer. NoNow when the entire customer folks become pawns due to covid you want to increase the prices to make good the losses. Don't talk about rats, they were there running around in the restaurants all the time due to unhygienic conditions of the premises. It's time for customers to avoid eating outside as much as possible to save money and save one's health.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, May 19 2020

    IMHO, most hotels which are paying high rentals may not be able to generate good enough business, even with present rates, to sustain for long due to loss of jobs, no new jobs, many gulfees returning back for good, no extra money for discretionary expenditure, uncertainty of future etc.! Already Swiggy & Zomato axed a lot of jobs due to poor business prospects! The hot for hotel business will be maximum in DK as most money in circulation was coming from the Gulf!!

    Liquor business (parcel) is decimated, down by more than 50%, this is a clear indication of future of food & liquor joints!!

    Realty, automotive, hotel, tourist business will bear the biggest brunt during post CORONA lockdown, along with associated businesses!!

    Still let's keep HOPE!!

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  • E B Soans, India

    Tue, May 19 2020

    1st and foremost, people have no money in hand. If u increase price even 10 percent business you can expect post covid will vanish to zero. I own one of the oldest and reputed photo studio of Mangalore E B Soans, known for quality photo image processing. We have reduced our price as a way to show compassion, its give back time to help people in time of distress. Charity is priority at this hour. No to looting....

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, May 19 2020

    EB Soans, very right!

    As you said, at this stage if they increase rates, most who are paying high rentals, will be forced to wind up! A clear indication is the decimation of wine parcel business by more than 50%, shop owners are in a state of panic as this has never happened before!

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  • Roman, Udupi

    Tue, May 19 2020

    Well as long as I have homemade fish curry... I am all good :)
    Also I like how restaurant think people will still eat food from them once this lockdown is over... Like c'mon just make the prices low and enjoy getting some business while you can.

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  • ANIL K KAMATH, MANGALORE / DUBAI-UAE

    Tue, May 19 2020

    price hike by the hoteliers is not accepted...at this point. bcos all these years the customers have supported their favorite hotels & when the hotels were in profit ..did the hotelier come up & say ...there will be discount / offer for this day/ month...or so...? & now due to the present covid-19 situation all have suffered & this is part of life....that all are facing.
    hence the district administration has to look into this amicably....& do the needful.

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  • J.F D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Tue, May 19 2020

    If Hoteliers are increasing prices then what is wrong about bus owners to hike bus fare?

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  • Satya, Dubai

    Tue, May 19 2020

    Consumers please avoid eating outside for another year or till COVID-19 wipes out.
    If require please eat processed food from super market. Let then increase or double price. Those who can only afford will eat.

    We are already used to new way of hygienic life, just carry some food always in case has t stay longer period outside.

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  • Ishwar, Mangalore

    Tue, May 19 2020

    Please do not open your hotels for the next two years and take rest in your home. You exploited both the customers and also labours all these time. You increased the price of food under slightest pretext, but never reduced the price. All the best. Jai Covid lockdown !

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  • Raj, Padil

    Tue, May 19 2020

    If you increase the price you will only lose the customer you will only lose the money. So good luck.

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  • chethan, mangalore

    Tue, May 19 2020

    very strange move ... all the customers supported the restaurants since many years and now just 2 moths lock down making hoteliers to think increase the price...that too when entire society is in trouble.Yes all can increase price provided customers have money..coming days even basic necessity would be difficult due to un employment and slow down in economic activities.

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  • Jacintha Dsouza, Mangalore

    Tue, May 19 2020

    People won't have money because of no job. Why would they spend more money on food.

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  • Sanjay, Mangaluru

    Tue, May 19 2020

    First of all, no money with people to go for hotel food. Only those who have no options at all may go to a hotel after lockdown. People have ubderstood the significance of home made food. Ganji aandala yaavu, hotel bodchi :))

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  • Veeramani Velayuthan, MANGALORE

    Tue, May 19 2020

    District admin should review hygine conditions of hotels across udupi as well as mangalore district.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, May 19 2020

    This is called
    ಕುದುರೆ ದುಂಬು ಕುಡು....
    Don't plan anything much in advance folks !
    This is what the COVID has taught you. An important lesson !
    First open... Then let's see....

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  • SJM, Mangalore

    Tue, May 19 2020

    Covid taught us very hygienic home cooking . I wish people should eat home cooked food and give up hotel food.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, May 19 2020

    Bhandarkmaam, very right! Increasing prices at this stage will be like digging one's own business grave!!

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  • Satish, udupi

    Tue, May 19 2020

    Achche din!!!

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  • pavez, mangalore

    Tue, May 19 2020

    kardi na choti baat when you were in profit did to deduct the price now for two mount you dint have buisness you want to increase the price

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  • ray, mangalore

    Tue, May 19 2020

    I will have only home food..enjoy!!!

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  • Derick, Mangalore

    Tue, May 19 2020

    Ask government from the taxes we paid in the form of Government Grant. You'll get atleast salary paid from the 2,00,00,00,00,00,000 INR. Why to burden people. It's illegal under anti-profiteering act.

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  • Prof. Rodrigues, Madrid

    Tue, May 19 2020

    We must stop eating out. I despise eating out. I prefer homemade foods to Restaurant foods

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  • Prof. Rodrigues, Madrid

    Tue, May 19 2020

    We must stop eating out.

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  • Michael, MANGALURU

    Tue, May 19 2020

    Masterstroke! just when businesses are allowed to open the migrants have been arranged to be sent back to their natives.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Tue, May 19 2020

    Don't increase the rates. Ask Government to give subsidies to customers. Government has helped many citizens, including cobblers, Rickshaw drivers,Footpath venders ,somany. Helping Restaurant customers is a not a big thing for Government. That what I believe.

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  • Raj, Karkala

    Tue, May 19 2020

    Who will fund this subsidy? Should income tax be increased to 60% of the salary?
    Is Modi/Government giving money from his pocket?

    If some people wants to eat in restaurant, why other people have to fund their hotel eating?

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