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London hotel rates among top three most expensive in world

And UK hotels have seen an overall increase in room rates of 26 per cent since 2011, according to figures from HRS

HRS has revealed that London hotels are the third most expensive in the world

London is one of the top three most expensive cities for an overnight stay in the world, according to new figures.
And the statistics from hotel solutions provider HRS - comparing average hotel room rates worldwide over the last four years (2011 – 2015) - revealed that UK hotels have seen an overall increase in room rates of 26 per cent since 2011.
London is the third most expensive city in the world behind New York and Washington, and costs £141 on average per night, according to the 2015 figures. Rates in the city have increased by 31 per cent since 2011, benefiting from the legacy of major events such as the Royal Wedding and the 2012 Olympics, making it an even more desirable destination for both business and leisure travellers. 
London, Leeds and Manchester recorded the biggest increases in average room rates per night between 2011 and 2015. During this period, Leeds saw a 41 per cent rise and Manchester’s figure was up 30 per cent.
Hoteliers in Edinburgh and Bristol are also reaping the rewards from an uplift in demand. Edinburgh is the second most expensive city to stay in the UK with an average room per night costing £102 followed by Bristol at £97 per room per night. 
Jon West, MD of HRS UK & Ireland, said:  “London has clearly continued to hold its own as a major international destination for travellers. UK hoteliers should find it reassuring that other cities are also benefiting from the uplift in demand.
“Globally the hotel market has fluctuated massively over the past four years especially with recent global events and ongoing economic uncertainties. In addition to this, technological advancements are giving business travellers more control over their bookings than ever before so we really would urge travel and procurement managers to review the effectiveness of their travel programmes on a regular basis to ensure they’re getting the best rates possible to make substantial savings for the long-term.”

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