UK hotels show steady growth in run up to Christmas

PKF hotel consultancy services has released its report for November, showing that the year-on-year average room rate in London was up 2.9% to £112.35, and that occupancy was up by 1.7% to 81.6%, pushing room yield up 4.7% to £91.72. Outside London, the November average room rate was up 2.6% to £67.79 and occupancy was up 2.2% to 74.4%. Room yield was up 4.8% to £50.43. PKF partner for hotel consultancy services Robert Barnard said: “We’ve seen steady increases everywhere in November, with almost identical percentage rises in occupancy and rooms yield in both London and the regions. “It’s good news to see that the UK industry as a whole is on track with a healthy performance across the board,” he added. “With the holiday season upon us, hoteliers will be looking to build on this progress and make December a bumper Christmas for guests and hotel operators alike.”

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