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.

Overnight hotel costs have decreased in London and Glasgow this September

Hotel prices drop in London and Glasgow

By Lauren Houghton

Despite the trend for rising prices year-on-year in hotels throughout the UK, overnight costs decreased in London and Glasgow this September, according to hotel.info. 

Experts share their predictions on the top 5 game changers for hotels

#AHC2014: Top 5 hotel sector trends

By Melodie Michel

Hotel experts met last week at the Annual Hotel Conference in Manchester to discuss the future of the sector. Here is BigHospitality's round-up of the top five trends that will shape the industry.

Another downward dip is inevitable but experts hope the next one won't be as severe as the 2008-9 financial crisis

#IHS2014: Hotels need to prepare for next downturn

By Melodie Michel

The UK’s recovery hasn’t yet reached its peak, but another dip is to be expected, and hotels should think of ways to avoid being too affected, according to speakers at the Independent Hotel Show.

London is the most popular destination for domestic breaks this half-term

London tops half-term staycation chart

By Carina Perkins

London is set to be the most popular destination for domestic trips over the October half-term, with Blackpool and Edinburgh in at second and third place respectively.

More and more travellers are mixing business with leisure, according to BridgeStreet Global Hospitality

‘Bleisure’ travel sees spike in popularity

By Lauren Houghton

More and more business travellers are adding leisure activities and holiday days to their work trips, according to a survey by BridgeStreet Global Hospitality.

Hotels in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen achieved record average room rates in August

Sun shines on UK hotels in August

By Carina Perkins

Hotels across the UK performed strongly in August, with Scottish properties achieving record room rates and London bouncing back to positive growth.

Atul Kochhar will be taking over the fine-dining restaurant at the Macdonald Compleat Angler

Kochhar to take over at Compleat Angler

By Mark Wingett and Carina Perkins

Atul Kochhar, the Michelin-starred chef/patron of the Benares restaurant in Mayfair, is to operate the fine-dining restaurant at the Macdonald Compleat Angler Hotel in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, according to BigHospitality's sister publication M&C...

The AHC 2014 will take place at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on 15 and 16 October

The Annual Hotel Conference 2014: a look at tomorrow's world

By Carina Perkins

The Annual Hotel Conference will return to Manchester next month, bringing independent, boutique and consortium hotel owners and operators together to discuss the future of the industry. BigHospitality caught up with co-founder Jonathan Langston to find...

ASAP looks to develop serviced apartment 'kitemark'

ASAP looks to develop serviced apartment 'kitemark'

By Carina Perkins

The Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) has revealed plans to extend its quality assurance programme into a ‘kitemark’ scheme to boost consumer confidence in the sector.

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