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Hospitality and its Influence on Construction

25th Nov 2015 Kryton Buildmat Co. Pvt. Ltd. by Anandita Kakkar

Tourism & hospitality is one of the fastest growing sectors in India.

Crowne PlazaWith a direct contribution to India’s GDP of US $ 44.2 billion in 2015, this sector is one of the most promising in the country. Tourism in India accounts for 6.8 per cent of the GDP and is the third largest foreign exchange earner for the country. The direct contribution of travel and tourism to GDP is expected to grow 7.2 per cent per year to USD$ 88.6 billion (2.5 per cent of total GDP) by 2025.

This continued growth has brought with it a great need for mid-size and economy hotels, as well as guest houses that provide safe and clean options for national and international travellers. This has led to a great rush in constructing facilities that are economical to build and run, yet still bring the travellers great value and experience.

Geographically, India has everything a tourist can ask for. From the hills in the north, waterfalls in the west and central, seas in the south and east, and, of course, the country’s vast richness of cultural history makes it a travellers paradise. Each region also has its own problems when it comes to creating great buildings. Humid, dry, sea-side, rain heavy, each region boasts of unique construction problems especially when it comes to keeping the building safe from these natural elements.

Understanding that time is the biggest element in the construction of hotels and guesthouses, products and systems that save time and labour has become vital, especially in high-risk areas such as swimming pools, overhead tanks, parking, and podiums.
Optus 1Take for example the Crowne Plaza, one of India’s premium hotels. The consultants opted for crystalline technology to waterproof their hotel as they wanted to save on time and be assured of the quality of the material used matched the quality of the hotel. Similarly, while constructing their rooftop swimming pool, the Sarovar Optus decided to go with the crystalline technology as they could not afford any risk of water damage to the hotel. For both hotels, a watertight concrete structure, as well as the ability to save time and money was a must. This made Kryton’s Krystol technology the only option.

Furthermore, hotels are also being coveted as the standard of high-quality building with some of the more luxurious ones becoming a prominent part of the city’s skyline. Currently, both the Crowne Plaza and Sarovar Optus continue to provide high-quality accommodations for travellers from around the world, while continuing to experience dusty dry concrete conditions, which will help in the continued growth of the travel and tourism sector for India.

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