Demand soars for Northern Ireland hotel rooms

Just over 80 per cent of hotel rooms in Northern Ireland were full in the three months to the end of September, up seven per cent on the same time last year.

This is according to accountancy firm ASM's Hotel Performance Indicator (HPI). Hotels in Belfast continue to lead the way, with occupancy levels up by nine per cent to 84 per cent, while Londonderry hotels posted an increase of 6 per cent in occupancy levels, to just under 82 per cent.

The boost to demand has also helped to lift the price of a room by over 5% to £66 a night.

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