The ICC Cricket World Cup is still 100 days away but Ahmedabad hotels have already started taking bookings. Despite being booked three-and-a-half months in advance, a base category room in a five-star hotel in the city is in some cases Rs 50,000 per night,
At other times one has to pay Rs 6,500-10,500 for such rooms. The tournament will be held in India from October 5 to November 19. The opening match, the final match and the India-Pakistan match will be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
There is also huge interest for the match between India and Pakistan on October 15. Bookings are already done for the period October 13-16 and hotel rooms in the city will be sold out on most of the match days.
Inquiries are ongoing from international cricket groups, fans as well as sponsors. VVIPs are also likely to make a beeline.
Most five-star hotels have 60-90% of their rooms booked for the match days. “About 80% (rooms) for the match days are sold. For the opening ceremony, and the first match between England and New Zealand, bookings have already been made by travel agencies from England and major corporations.
Base category rooms are going for about £500 or around Rs 52,000, and premium category rooms for £1,000 (Rs 1 lakh) and above.