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Events drive up September room rates in London hotels

14 October 2019 by
Events drive up September room rates in London hotels

A busy month for events resulted in record-breaking hotel rates during September, according to preliminary figures from data company STR.

Average room rate and revenue per available room (revpar) increased year-on-year by 7.9% to £170.63 and 7.7% to £148.33, respectively. The figures were the highest for any September in STR's London database.

Occupancy remained flat, down by 0.1% to 86.9%. A 1.9% increase in room supply was virtually matched by the 1.8% rise in demand.

STR analysts said that the room rate figures were boosted by a number of events including the 73rd Congress of the International Fiscal Association, PLASA Show and Sibos.

STR will release the full September results for London hotels later this month.

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