Hotels in the North West sizzled this August despite the soggy summer, with Liverpool and Manchester going up the popularity ladder for leisure travellers.
Hoteliers in the NW recorded a 5.2% increase in Revenue per Available Room (RevPAR), to £56.69, which contributed to a 3.8% increase in Total Revenue per Available Room (TrevPAR), to £101.43.
This is according to the latest data from HotStats UK.
Liverpool and Manchester experienced strong growth from leisure visitors, resulting in a strong occupancy level of 79.7% across the region.
The 6.3% year-on-year increase in GOPPAR achieved by hotels in the North West was well ahead of the rest of the UK in August, which managed a 5.4% increase in GOPPAR as a result of a 3.7% increase in RevPAR.
The results also showed that festival season helped to boost the bottom line at a number of hotels in Edinburgh, with RevPAR increasing to £139.61 from £131.35 in 2014.
RevPAR recorded at hotels in Edinburgh for the month was almost 70% above the average for the 12 months to August 2015 at £83.00, illustrating the positive impact this month has on annual performance at hotels in the Scottish capital.