Pakistan’s largest hospitality brand, Hashoo Group is developing a new hotel chain known as ‘Hotel Two’ across Pakistan as confirmed a high-ranking official of the company.
Presently the group own and control many hotel chains in Pakistan including PC. So the PC owners are now going to launch new Hotel Chain along CPEC route.
Hashoo Group is also controlling Marriot hotels in Pakistan and Hotel One also comes under the parent company Pakistan Services Limited.
As the group has already established five-star hotel chains in all major cities of Pakistan, now they are focusing on remote yet beautiful cities of Pakistan that have tourist attractions. These cities include Gilgit, Hunza, and Skardu.
The single-star chain, Hotel One has around 40 locations, most of them in second-ranked cities.
Now for Hotel Two, PC owners are looking for properties along CPEC route. PC General Manager Zulfiqar Ahmed Malik said, “We have bought some properties along CPEC route in Punjab and are also looking at expanding our range to other provinces.”
Even though there is political instability in Pakistan and less security but the Group is ready to make more investments in the country.
Malik added, “We have started businesses in those places where investors were hesitant to go initially like Gwadar, Muzaffarabad, etc. However, we continue to invest and are about to open hotels in Malam Jabba, Multan, Mirpur, and Hyderabad.”
For northern areas, the company has new plans. Malik informed, “In some areas of the north, we will not go for typical construction and may bring in fabricated stuff from China and pull that together which will help us in opening the property rapidly.”
Furthermore, he said, “We have raised Rs9 billion recently which will be spent on introducing the new hotel category and expansion and renovation of current sites.”
Informing about the hospitality of Pakistan, Malik said, “Hospitality runs on tourism. Egypt is earning billions of dollars annually only through its pyramids. In Pakistan, we have a huge variety of tourist sites ranging from religious sites to coastal areas, adventure tourism in the Himalayas to desert safaris. It is only a matter of promoting the country’s good image around the globe by the government.”
About the challenges and training the company went through he said, “There is no government or other private hospitality training institute in Pakistan which can help in training the staff. What we have achieved today is due to our own efforts and training.”