Tourism plays an essential role in a country’s economy. Aside from bringing in tourists and foreign revenue tourism also helps promoting a country’s culture, traditions, norms and values to the outer world. As more and more tourists come they take away some fragrance of a country with them. Many countries focus allot on their tourism sector, because it provides some other benefits, for instance, providing source of income for people. These people sell their traditional goods and foods to these tourists and hence make their way of living; same is the case with tourist guides, travel agents, tourism companies, hotels, drivers etc.
Tourism sector being so vital for a country’s economy is effected by allot of factors. These factor somehow the other effect the tourism and tourists directly or indirectly. Some major factors are political situation, law and order situation, attitude of people towards foreigners, availability of good hotels at a reasonable price, availability of traditional healthy food, roads and infra structure, weather and climate, and obviously availability of tourists resorts.
Pakistan is one of the few countries that is considered an ideal place for tourism, from beautiful snow covered and lush green mountains, vast deserts, beautiful landscapes, four seasons, rich and diverse culture, ancient civilization and archeological sights, rivers lakes, seashore, variety of food, luxury hotels it simply everything. However in past few decades tourism has not been promoted as it should have been because of the negligence of the concerned authorities. However in recent years the government has finally realized it and is currently working on tourism projects.
City Of Karachi:
Karachi city is in the southern part of Pakistan, which is the capital of Sindh Province and is located on the Arabian Sea. Karachi being the biggest city of Pakistan is considered to be the hub of major trade, manufacturing, financial and commercial activities. Most of the international trade passes through this city via the seaport. Some major sectors in terms of production in Karachi are steel, textile, petroleum, footwear, chemicals, machinery, processed food and handicraft. The city is also important in terms of it banking and financial sector with Karachi Stock Exchange and the head offices of all banks. Karachi city has to offer allot to its visitors, including domestic as well as foreigners it has few of the most spectacular sights of Pakistan, including the seaport of Gawadar, Masjid-e-Tooba, Mohatta Palace, Wazir Mansion, Trinity Church, beautiful beach, Mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam.
Hotels are one of the essential components of the city; there are few luxury hotels that cater the visitors who come to admire the beauty of the city. Some well known and major hotels have been listed in this article along with their short description and detail.
Hotels In Karachi:
Sheraton Hotels and Towers:
The Sheraton Karachi Hotel and Towers is the only 5 Star internationally managed hotel in Pakistan. It is located 17 kilometers from Jinnah International Airport. Tourists can have access to instant shopping and can enjoy the beauty of near by beaches or can visit Kamari Harbor. The hotel has over 407 well furnished guest rooms with oversized beds and elegant furniture.
Another 5 Star hotel that has luxury with style, it is situated in the heart of Karachi. Marriot hotel is equipped with all the contemporary facilities that satisfy the needs of business clients. Some of the highlights include, high speed internet access, guest rooms, entertainment room, mini bar, electrical outlets etc.
Pearl Continental Hotel:
Pearl continental hotel was previously the part of Intercontinental Hotel chain. Pearl Continental is widely known as PC Karachi. It was bought by a local business ground in 80’s and since then is now a part of country’s 5 Star hotels. It is the member of the leading hotel of the world, and with the passage of time has done allot of improvements the hotel now has Pakistani, Chinese, Thai and Japanese restaurants along with a coffee shop and a grill. It is located near Sheraton Hotel.
Beach Luxury Hotel:
Another elegant hotel that provides a very charming and relaxed environment to its clients. Beach Luxury Hotel provides best level of services. The hotel include 82 nicely furnished rooms with three different restaurants serving Italian, continental, Chinese and local cousines. Set among lush tropical gardens, this hotel provides awesome views of the Arabian Sea.
Avari towers in Karachi is the tallest building in Pakistan. It is located in the mid town area of Karachi, close to various shopping malls and few minutes drive from Pearl Continental and Sheraton Hotels. It is owned by the awari family who own hotels of the same name in Dubai as well, it is a good business hotel and is most famous for its restaurants that offer Japanese Fujuyama and Chinese foods.
Hotel Sarawan is a 3 Star hotel located in downtown Sadar Karachi. It has been recently renovated with very elegant; the club floor is decorated keeping in mind the needs of executive class. The strategic location of the Hotel Sarawan at the very heart of Karachi’s business belt makes it an ideal location where the culture and hospitality of Pakistan blends with the modern facilities.
Ramada Plaza Hotel:
Ramada Plaza Hotel is located near Jinnah International Airport, with beautiful landscape and lush green areas makes it an ideal place for spending vications.
Regent Plaza Hotel:
Regent Plaza Hotel is located 15 minutes of drive from Quaid-e-Azam International Airport and about 10 minutes of drive from city’s main business centre, shopping malls, Arabian Sea, beaches, government offices. Regent Plaza Hotel has approximately 440 well furnished rooms with an eye catching blend of national and international décor that cater all needs of the guests.
Ideal for wedding and other functions, Carlton Hotel has 80 deluxe rooms and huge halls for functions. Carlton Hotel is located in the beautiful locality of DHA Phase VIII, with a nice peaceful environment and surrounding, and next to Marina Creek Club which has all facilities of swimming, squash, gold and jogging, all combined to form a very peaceful and healthy place to stay.