Zerin Properties' Previndran Singhe is upbeat as is Ivo Nekvapil of MIHR Consulting Sdn Bhd.Nekvapil
says that currently, budget hotels in Malaysia, namely the two and three-star type are doing better that the five-star ones."Last year's average occupancy for five-star hotels was 68% while two and three-star hotels managed 74%.What's important for a budget hotel operator is to be at the right location, be price sensitive and transparent in its offerings.Tune Hotels
will be supported by a super-efficient reservations system through the Internet," he
offers. Previndran says: "Most budget hotels are doing well; some even have 90% occupancy, with average room rates in excess of RM100.To name a few, there is Agora Hotel, Allson Genesis, Bintang Warisan and Prescot Medan Tuanku."He
sees budget hotels thriving in secondary-tier cities and towns and in popular tourist destinations like Langkawi and Penang.