How will the Brexit affect tourism? London’s hotel industry keeps on booming. The depreciation of the Pound makes hotels, restaurants and shopping cheaper for guests from abroad. It is not yet clear if Britain’s exit will actually lead to losses in Tourism. Therefore, the hospitality industry UK chooses for new investments. According to Tophotelprojects.com there are currently 195 new top hotels planned.
A new record value was reached in London’s tourism last year, counting 31.5 million visitors. Therewith, the British capital maintains its position as one of the most visited major cities in the world.
There are currently 69 hotels emerging, only in London. The most recent opening was the Citizen M near the tower. This 370 room hotel is the second one of the smart, Dutch hotel chain, which is deemed as disruptive and targets the contemporary needs of generation Y. Citizen M focuses on newest technology like automatic check-in processes via smartphone or a modern Vitra-design in lobby and rooms. One new feature is the shop concept “Collection M”, which will be tested in the new flagship hotel.
Selected projects in London:
- Park Plaza London Park Royal – 168 rooms – Opening: August 2016
- Great Scotland Yard Hotel – 235 rooms – Opening: Early 2017
- Hard Rock Hotel – 900 rooms – Opening: Autumn 2018
- Artotel London Hoxton – 350 rooms – Opening: Early 2019
- Nhow London – 190 rooms – Opening: Late 2018
- Peninsula London – 190 rooms – Opening: 2021
On 20 July 2016, TOPHOTELPROJECTS starts its “World Tour” (#THPWorldTour) in London. This exclusive event series of expert symposia with matching intentions for hotel planners, operators, selected outfitters and suppliers will monthly lead to Miami, New York City, Dubai, Singapore and Berlin. For more information please visit: www.thpworldtour.com