If you were contemplating going to see some races the next Olympic Games in London 2012, but were frustrated by the difficulty of finding where to sleep, that’s good news for you! The Organizing Committee of Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has announced that more than 120,000 overnight stays, which had been reserved by the organizers of the Games for their workers, sponsors and the media must now go on sale!.
The Committee had in fact created a procedure of “overbooking” of about 20% of the housing, and since these extra nights have not been confirmed, will now be returned to their hotels to make sure they are offered to other customers. Sleeping by the end of July next, in central London, you still can!.
There is no mention in the effects of small numbers, since the agreements between the Organizing Committee and hoteliers, included the provision of more than 40,000 rooms during the Games of 2012, for a total of over 600,000 overnight stays during the 3 weeks of the event. Part of the deal was that the committee would restore the rooms proved unnecessary back to the hotel, so they can be sold in time for the games.
The rooms, involving more than 200 hotels of the capital, ranging from five star to budget accommodation. So there is turmoil in the world of hotels in London, and expressed his leadership of the ceremony also VisitBritain who welcomed the news of the release of the hotel rooms. The fact that such a distribution of rooms in London will now be made available to the public, is indeed great news for visitors who wish to come to the UK to experience the Olympics and all the other wonderful holidays that occur during the summer 2012.
Not everyone, however, believe that the news is totally positive way: according to some observers, this release was too late. The price of rooms in London for the period of the Games is therefore already risen too fast in recent weeks, making London by the end of July a very expensive destination for most visitors, who are looking for accommodation elsewhere in the satellite city of the capital. And ‘therefore unlikely that prices will decrease, and eventually the business will be primarily of hotels, which will sell at margins much higher than the rooms that had previously been placed at a discount to the Organizing Committee. But you know to see the XXX Olympic Games, you are willing to make some sacrifices, even in times of crisis.
Originally posted 2012-07-31 22:32:17.