Hotel trends

Hotel Trends

Keep up to date with all trends impacting the UK hotel market, including the latest data and statistics on hotel occupancy rates, RevPAR and performance forecasts. You’ll also find key insight on hotel trends to attract guests and grow business.

Winners announced on BBC’s professional pastry chef Bake Off

18-May-2016 - Bake Off: Creme de la Creme, the professional pastry chef contest on BBC Two, has crowned Mark Tilling’s team the winners after last night’s final.

QHotels launches spa brand at The Midland

10-Feb-2015 - QHotels is investing £1.5m to create a new spa brand at its Manchester hotel, The Midland.

Hotel rates soar in UK & Ireland

06-Feb-2015 - Hotel rates across major cities in UK and Ireland rose by 9 per cent last year, with London overtaking Zurich as Europe’s most expensive city.

Hotels must embrace technology, warns expert

03-Feb-2015 - Luxury and boutique hotels are still failing when it comes to social media, and risk losing out if they do not start embracing technology, an industry expert has warned.

Consumer trust is key to building brands, says IHG

20-Jan-2015 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has highlighted building consumer trust as a key challenge for hospitality brands in the year ahead.

Hotel industry predictions for 2015

05-Jan-2015 - After a year of rising foreign investment, increased hotel transactions and continued threat from OTAs and the sharing economy, what lies ahead for the hotel industry in 2015? We asked...

Saxon Hotels acquires Cutlers Hotel in Sheffield

23-Dec-2014 - Saxon Hotels has bought the three-star, 45-bedroom Cutlers Hotel in Sheffield out of administration.

Travelodge secures three new sites in partnerships with local authorities

22-Dec-2014 - Travelodge has announced plans to open three new hotels costing £11.5m in partnerships with local authorities to ‘regenerate communities’ across the UK.

Marlin Apartments to open £28m Waterloo aparthotel

19-Dec-2014 - Serviced apartment provider Marlin Apartments has signed a £28m contract with construction firm McAleer & Rushe to build an aparthotel in London’s Waterloo.

Interstate to open six new UK hotels

19-Dec-2014 - US-based hotel management company Interstate Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of six new hotels in the UK.

Edinburgh hotels hike prices for Hogmanay

18-Dec-2014 - Hotel prices in Edinburgh have increased by 146 per cent on average on 31st December, according to data released by Trivago. 

Plans to turn historic Edinburgh school into top hotel

18-Dec-2014 - Proposals to transform the old Royal High School building on Edinburgh’s Calton Hill into a ‘world-class’ hotel have been announced by project developers Duddingston House Properties (DHP).

Radisson Blu triumphs at Hotel Marketing Awards

17-Dec-2014 - Hotel group Radisson Blu took top honours in four of the six categories at this year’s Hotel Marketing Association Annual Marketing Awards.

Chef Richard Allen joins Rockliffe Hall

16-Dec-2014 - Michelin-starred chef Richard Allen will take over the running of The Orangery restaurant at Rockliffe Hall hotel in Country Durham in January.  

Twr y Felin luxury hotel to open in Wales

16-Dec-2014 - The Retreats Group will open boutique hotel Twr y Felin in the UK’s smallest city, St David’s in Wales, in the summer of 2015.

Travelodge completes £57m modernisation programme

15-Dec-2014 - Travelodge has completed its £57m nationwide hotel modernisation programme started in March 2013. 

Marriott to open second Residence Inn in Scotland

15-Dec-2014 - Marriott International has signed a deal to open its second Residence Inn hotel in Scotland at the Marischal Square development in Aberdeen.

New website aims to solve hotel overbooking issue

12-Dec-2014 - acts as a bidding platform between hotels with too many guests and hotels with empty rooms, aiming to save operators time when relocating customers.


Even Frydenberg on Aloft and mid-scale hotels’ need for change

12-Dec-2014 - Even Frydenberg is senior vice president of operations for Western Europe and global initiatives at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. He talks to BigHospitality about the Aloft brand and how mid-scale...

More growth expected for hotels

11-Dec-2014 - Hotel performance both in London and in the regions is expected to remain strong until the end of the year, according to HotStats’ first Hotel Market Profitability Forecast.

Capital expenses: London tops accommodation price index

10-Dec-2014 - London is the 14th most expensive city in the world for accommodation, according to GoEuro’s 2014 Accommodation Price Index.

Only 1% of Google organic hotel search results formed by independents

10-Dec-2014 - Online travel agents (OTAs) form two thirds (73 per cent) of search results – both organic and paid for – for hotel-related keywords on Google UK, according to digital agency Crafted.

Confidence in the 2015 hotel sector rises

27-Nov-2014 - UK hoteliers showed the most confidence in the hotel sector for 2015 with 86 per cent of them taking a positive view of it, according to Choice Hotels' European Hotelier Pulse-Check survey.

Manchester and Edinburgh hotels among best performers in Europe

25-Nov-2014 - Hotels in Manchester and Edinburgh were among the best performing in Europe in October, with RevPAR increases of 15.3 per cent and 10.2 per cent respectively in Euro terms, according...

News in brief

Corporate travel drives hotel growth in October

20-Nov-2014 - Corporate travel helped boost hotel performance in London and the regions this October, according to the latest figures from BDO.