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.

Glasgow hotels benefited from the city hosting the Commonwealth Games this summer

Record summer for Glasgow hotels

By Melodie Michel

Glasgow hotels enjoyed a strong performance in August, closing a record summer boosted by sporting events.

When searching for a hotel you have to remain flexible -  your perfect property might not come up in the town or village you want every day

Property: Buying a hotel

By Carina Perkins

In the third part of our special feature on property, we ask experts for their tips on hunting for a hotel and calculating the future profitability of any potential property.

London hotels benefited from high overseas visitor numbers in August

August boom for London hotels

By Carina Perkins

London hotels enjoyed the highest occupancy rates for 15 years in August, according to preliminary figures from advisory firm BDO LLP.

Hotel room rates continue to rise, with London, Aberdeen and Glasgow enjoying particular growth in H1 2014

'Megacities' enjoy strong ARR growth

By Carina Perkins

Global hotel room rates continued to climb in the first half 2014, with the UK enjoying a ‘very positive’ six months, according to the latest Hotel Survey from Hogg Robinson Group (HRG).

UK hotels have reached a milestone by outperforming pre-recession revPAR levels

Hotel revPAR reaches pre-recession levels

By Melodie Michel

Hotels in eight out of 12 UK cities included in the Hotel Bulletin for Q2 2014 achieved revenues per available room (revPAR) above pre-recession levels.

The new Food For Thought menu has been rolled out across the 61-strong Holiday Inn estate

Food For Thought: Holiday Inn benefits from healthier conference menu

By Luke Nicholls

The new conference menus implemented across the Holiday Inn estate have been ‘the icing on the cake’ when it comes to the brand’s increased focus on the MICE market, with research revealing a significant increase in mental competence among delegates that...

The portfolio of five properties includes the 76-bedroom Clarion Collection Hotel in Stevenage

Jupiter takes five hotels out of administration

By Luke Nicholls

Hotel management firm Jupiter Hotels has today (25 March) won the management contracts for five hotels that were operated by Barinbrook Limited – formerly part of Akkeron Hotels – out of administration. 

The four-star Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel has undergone a significant refurbishment of its public areas and meeting rooms

Macdonald Hotels focuses on health & wellbeing

By Luke Nicholls

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has been investing heavily in its estate, with a £1.4m upgrade of the spa facilities at Craxon Wood hotel in Chester and a significant refurbishment of the Alveston Manor Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon.

The De Vere Venues portfolio includes the 48-bedroom Chicheley Hall conference centre and hotel

Starwood Capital buys De Vere Venues

By Luke Nicholls

International private investment firm Starwood Capital Group has acquired hotel operator and meeting and events space provider De Vere Venues for £232m.

Hotels, restaurants and pubs - and Boris Johnson - have supported National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week 2014: Hospitality leads the way

By Luke Nicholls

As the seventh annual National Apprenticeship Week draws to a close, BigHospitality has heard from an array of hotels, restaurants and pubs - and even Boris Johnson – all pledging their support for the initiative.


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