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First of its kind: 7 Star Hotel coming soon to Mauritius at Pointe-des-Lascars

First of its kind: 7 Star Hotel coming soon to Mauritius at Pointe-des-Lascars

Finance Minister Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo has revealed that the plot of land to accommodate the 7-star hotel has already been identified at Pointe-des-Lascars and that the promoter of the project is from Dubai, which incidentally already sports a world-famous 7-star hotel in the form of the Burj-Al-Arab. (Image: Amazing Places on Earth)

Renowned as a world-class hospitality destination, Mauritius will soon feature its first seven-star hotel which will be constructed at Pointe-des-Lascars.

The announcement was made by Mauritius Finance Minister Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo at the Universal College, Rivière-du-Rempart, on Tuesday February 03, 2015 during a meeting with the active political members of Piton, Rivière-du-Rempart.

The hotel, which will be the first of its kind in Mauritius, is expected to generate hundreds of jobs both directly and indirectly.

Furthermore, Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo has revealed that the plot of land to accommodate the 7-star hotel has already been identified at Pointe-des-Lascars and that the promoter of the project is from Dubai.

However, this announcement comes to contradict the demand agreed by the Mauritius Tourism Ministry to the Association of Hotels and Restaurants in Mauritius (AHRIM) to stop developing projects related to hotel construction.

In fact, the AHRIM in its last annual report has pointed out that an alarming situation is fast brewing as the gap between the arrival of tourists and hotel allocation is growingly increasing.

Furthermore, the Minister of Tourism and External Communications, Xavier- Luc Duval, had said to be in favor of a moratorium on the construction of new hotels to overcome the problem of overcapacity in hotels, which seems to be increasingly affecting other operational sectors in the hotel industry.

As such, Tourism Minister Xavier-Luc Duval has also announced the intent to establish a policy to define rules for the allocation for hotel construction licenses.

The meeting was held in the presence of other personalities including the Attorney General, Ravi Yerrigadoo; the Deputee, Ravi Rutnah, as well as the regional president of the MSM, Anil Dhunnny, who has been nominated the president of the Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund, and the councilor at the Prime Minister’s office, Prakash Maunthrooa.

Furthermore, the project will not be the only one, as alongside the construction of the hotel, an office will soon be set up for the new government to hold its political meetings.

Finally, a hub where public service offices, like those of the Central Water Authority, Central Electricity Board, and the Mauritius Post will be grouped, will also be constructed.

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