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UK hotel statistics
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The most popular hotel chains in the UK
Research in 2019 found Premier Inn to be the most popular hotel chain in the UK, with 67% of respondents saying they liked this chain.
The biggest hotel chains in the UK
The leading UK hotel chains were recorded based on the number of rooms they had. Premier Inn is the market leader, with 75,480 rooms, which is 1.8 times the number of rooms of the next biggest chain, Travelodge.
Following Premier Inn, Travelodge has almost 42,000 rooms (41,880). Holiday Inn and the next seven hotel chains each have at least half this number of rooms.
Occupancy rates over time
Over the 12-year period from 2008 to 2020, hotel occupancy has always been an average of 9% higher in London than it is in the rest of the UK. Accurate values have been taken for all years up to and including 2018, while 2019 and 2020 rates have been predicted.
Hotels and COVID-19
The leisure and hospitality industry is highly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, as there’s much less travelling. After increasing year on year for decades, it’s estimated that the hotel industry will fall with 45% in regards to the revenue, from making £21.65 million in the UK in 2019, to £11.94 million in 2020. By cutting the revenue by almost half without any warning, it’s safe to say it’s not a surprise that the leisure and hospitality industry were one of the most unfortunate sectors during the pandemic.
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Hotel room rates over time
This graph compares the average daily room rates for a hotel in the UK and a hotel in London. The cost of staying a night in London is around double the cost of staying a night elsewhere in the UK.
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