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 Tophotels –
the world’s leading service provider for hotel market information – 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
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:
Artotel London Hoxton – 350 rooms –
opening: early 2019
Nhow London – 190 rooms – opening: late
Peninsula London – 190 rooms – opening: