The city experienced an increase in hotel occupancy in the last six months of 2011, reaching 74% in November – the highest rate since October 2007.
This followed a 71% hotel occupancy rate in September – the highest September for four years – following the Liberal Democrats’ party conference in the city.
Average hotel occupancy for July to December 2011 reaching 64%, 2% higher than the same period during the previous year.
"These are positive results in what continues to be a challenging time for hoteliers," said Ian Taylor, commercial director at Marketing Birmingham.
"With exciting events such as the Diamond Jubilee and Olympic Games taking place in 2012, as well as a whole host of major sporting events, we expect this summer to be equally successful for hotels in Birmingham. A further 27 hotels are currently in the pipeline, enabling the city to provide additional bed spaces to the 30,000 already available for visitors," he added.