The United Kingdom has become a bit of a powerhouse in the global hospitality market.
It’s one of the most popular countries to visit in Europe, which lands it high on the list of the most popular countries to visit worldwide. Success in the U.K. for hoteliers is an enticing prospect, especially in vibrant and profitable markets such as London.
This, however, is all hard to conceptualize on its own. Indeed, a more tangible look at a recent report about the United Kingdom’s hotel project pipeline can paint a clearer picture of the hospitality market in the country, and that’s what we intend to undertake here today. So, stick with us as we review some key stats about hospitality development in the United Kingdom, before referring to the TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION database for a glimpse at some of the most high profile projects coming to the island nation.
A Look at the United Kingdom’s Project Pipeline
A recent report built from information in the TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION database provides some valuable insights into the upcoming hotel project pipeline in the U.K.
Indeed, numbers from this report show 271 new projects on the way, which, once completed, stand to yield a total of 40,254 new rooms for guests. What’s perhaps most noteworthy, however, is that a whopping 39 percent of these projects are slated to be completed in 2019.
If investors and construction companies are able to stick to their schedules—never a guarantee—next year stands to be one of the most prolific on record in terms of hospitality property development within the U.K.
Top New Hotels in the United Kingdom
Looking at those numbers is still a somewhat abstract way to get a picture of what’s happening in the United Kingdom’s hospitality market.
A more precise and clear way to do is to turn to the TOPHOTELPROJECTS database to look at the summaries of some upcoming projects. Below you will find details about some of the largest hotel projects slated to be completed soon in England, Scotland and Wales.
The Londoner — 365 Rooms — Projected to Open in Q1 2020
Located on Leicester Square, this ambitious 15 level hotel will aptly be called “The Londoner“, a name dedicated to the iconic city that inspired this pioneering purpose-built destination.
Designed for grand and intimate occasions; “The Londoner” has rooms and suites; five concept restaurants and lounges including a spectacular rooftop bar; a state-of-the-art ballroom for up to 1000 guests, two new Odeon Luxe cinemas and a unique subterranean spa.
“The Londoner” will offer a vibrant urban escape to everyone who walks through its doors.
Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2 — 360 Rooms — Projected to Open in Q4 2018
The Arora Group has announced plans for a new hotel within the redeveloped Central Terminal Area at Heathrow T2. The new hotel will be the only hotel with direct links to T2, the Queen’s Terminal.
54 Kennington Road London — 460 Rooms — TBD Opening Date
New built hotel with bars, restaurants and conferencing facilities. Works include the demolition of the existing Days Inn hotel, excavation of basement and reconstruction of an 18 storey tower.