Jaipur Properties Historically, tourism and local handicrafts industries were the key economic contributors to the city. Tourism industry has continued to see a boom with ever-increasing tourist inflows-both domestic as well as foreign-year-over-year on the back of changing real estate scenario of the city and the upgradation of city infrastructure. Moreover, a large supply of branded hotel rooms in the city in recent past has also impacted positively on the tourism profile of Jaipur. More than 30 million tourists visited the state in 2012 including close to 1.45 million foreign tourists which shows a sizeable increase of 5.5 per cent over the previous year. With upgradation of the airport, domestic traffic handled by the Jaipur airport also increased from 986,386 in 2008-2009 to 1,316,362 in 2012-2013. In recent times, the city has also become a key MICE destination catering to large incentive tours, corporate residential meetings and weddings.
Jaipur reflects its grandeur through various heritage hotels which have been created by converting forts, palaces and havelis. On one side, the city showcases eminent forts viz. Amer, Jaigarh and Nahargarh fort that attract tourists to the city, and on the other side, there are endless number of heritage hotel properties to suit the different budgets scenario and stature of the hotels in Jaipur are getting better every year as the city is maturing on tourism front. Moreover, heritage properties provide well decorated and embellished rooms, depicting the culture and flavour of the city.
Viewing the supply statistics, approximately 500 new hotel rooms were added to the market in 2011-12 as compared to just 82 in 2010-11. Going forward, approximately 1,000 more hotel rooms are expected to be completed by 2014-15 and in the long term, an addition of large inventory of hotels in Jaipur, the average occupancy rate in the city has gone up by 1.7 per cent since 23009, closing at 59.4 per cent in 2010-11, clearly indicating an increase in demand on the back of improved supply. Eminent hotels in Jaipur including Rajputana Sheraton, country Inn and Suites, Trident Hilton, Raj Villas, Park plaza, Holiday Inn, Fortune Select Bellacasa, Royal Orchid, Ramada Inn and golden Tulip among others.