A hotelier has called on the government to come out with incentives to help improve the hotel industry in Ghana.
According to James Amarkah, Managing Director of Golden Beam Hotel at Nhyiaeso in the Ashanti region, the skyrocketing cost of maintenance of hotels and multiple taxes imposed on them is gradually crippling their business.
Mr. Amarkah made the call during the Accra launch of the hotel at the Conference Tuesday.
He indicated that the hospitality industry had become highly competitive thus Ghanaian hoteliers needed support from government to make the hospitality industry attractive and affordable.
The Golden Beam General Manager underscored the need for government through the Ministry of Finance to review the Ghana Revenue Authority tax on hotels to help grow the industry.
He also appealed to the Ghana Hoteliers Association to intensify efforts at enhancing the dignity of its members as well as maintain good and high standards in the hostel industry.
Mr. Amarkah explained that the hotel derived its name from the prestigious cash crop, cocoa, which has sustained the Ghanaian economy.
“Golden Beam Hotel has been structured to give you a feel of a home. Its business but yet homely and friendly ambience is complimented by a highly trained team. Golden Beam Hotel we treat you as our personal responsibility” he stressed.
He urged everyone who visits Kumasi to make Golden Beam hotel their preferred destination.
Meanwhile, the hotel has already carved a name for itself and is gradually worming itself to become the preferred destination for both business and leisure guests as well as organisers of very important functions.
The lush 51-room hotel is located 15 minutes drive from the Kumasi Airport, five minutes away from both the VIP station and the famous Kumasi Central Market, with a fire station just two minutes away.
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