The Tourism Department of Maharashtra plans to provide exemption from luxury and entertainment tax to hotels and tourist facilities that have come up since 2006. Across the State, 188 hotels are to gain with this decision.
In Mumbai, luxury hotels such as the Trident and Sofitel, located at the Bandra-Kurla complex; Westin in Goregaon; Ramada in Navi Mumbai and Holiday Inn at Andheri are set to get exemptions.
In Nagpur, hotels such as Sun and Sand and Ashoka are also set to get the tax benefits.
In order to provide the exemptions, the entire State has been divided into three zones. Cities such as Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Pune and Pimpri are to come under zone A. All municipal corporations (excluding areas in zone A) would be in zone B, while the rest of the areas of the State would be in zone C.
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