Bad weather, the World Cup, and fears over recession and interest rate rises took their toll on share prices across the board.
City analysts point to a continuing lack of growth in the food sector to explain why only a handful of hospitality companies bucked the downward trend in share value - notably Ryan Hotels (up 9.30%) and Hanover International (up 3.16%).
A rise of 3.23% was recorded by Thistle Hotels, which this week hopes to receive indicative offers after talks with a dozen potential buyers believed to include Stakis, Nomura International and some US groups.
Scottish & Newcastle boosted the value of its shares by 1.47% after announcing a 13% rise in pre-tax profits (see left).
Cliveden's share price continued to fall, this week by 5.08%. It is recommending the £42.8m offer from Destination Europe, the US group that includes Microsoft supremo Bill Gates.
Biggest losses were suffered by Compass (down 8.56%), Queens Moat Houses (7.69%) and Slug & Lettuce (6.94%).