North West hoteliers still shine despite soggy summer


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.

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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.