Budget hotels in the UK 2008 – Industry data

05 December 2008 by
Budget hotels in the UK 2008 – Industry data

Premier Inn and Travelodge consolidated their hold on the budget hotel market during 2008.

Whitbread's Premier Inn led the table with more than 518 hotels and 36,000-plus bedrooms.

Travelodge, now owned by Dubai International Capital, was the second largest budget hotel group, with more than 333 properties offering a combined 23,150 bedrooms.

The British Hospitality Association defines a budget hotel as a strongly-branded offer with generally compact rooms, a small food and beverage operation and limited facilities and services. Tariffs are typically less than £100 per room in the provinces and around £120 in London.

These facts and figures are reported in British Hospitality: Trends and Statistics 2008, published by the British Hospitality Association.

The full report (which is free to BHA members) can be bought for £250 (for the printed version) or £200 (for a PDF file). Prices are progressively discounted as the year moves on. For enquiries or orders, phone 0207 404 7744 or contact bob.bacon@bha.org.uk.

View the top budget hotel brands from the 2007 report >> View the top budget hotel brands from the 2006 report >>


BrandCompanyHotels 2008Hotels 2001Rooms 2008Rooms 2001
1Premier Inn ](http://www.premierinn.com/pti/home.do)[Whitbread](http://www.whitbread.co.uk/)518+ 405 36,000+ 23,300
2[Travelodge](http://www.travelodge.co.uk/)[Dubai International Capital](http://www.dubaiic.com/) 333+ 215 23,150+ 11,600
3[Express by Holiday Inn](http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/ex/925/en/home)\* [](http://www.caffenero.com/)[InterContinental Hotels](http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/6c/1/en/c/1/content/dec/teaser/6c/1/en/lp/ukmult.html) 12063 12,5895,900
4[Ibis](http://www.ibishotel.com/gb/home/index.shtml)[](http://www.marksandspencer.com/)[Accor](http://www.accor.co.uk/gb/index.asp) 5044 6,9894,000
5[Jurys Inn](http://www.jurysinns.com/)[Quinlan Private](http://www.quinlanprivate.com/), [Oman Investment Fund](http://www.omaninvcorp.com/)17 - 4,538
6Innkeeper's Lodge[Mitchells & Butlers](http://www.mbplc.com/) 9131 2,650-
7[Etap](http://www.etaphotel.com/gb/home/index.shtml) [Accor](http://www.accor.co.uk/gb/index.asp) 12 2 1,732 69
8Campanile[Louvre Hotels](http://www.louvrehotels.com/en/louvre-hotels.html) 19 15 1,588 1,100
9Days Inn\* (19 run by [Welcome Break](http://www.welcomebreak.co.uk/)) [Wyndham Worldwide](http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/about/wyndham_hotel_group.cfm) 25 14 1,420 900
10Purplehotels (was Sleep Inn) [The Real Hotel Company](http://www.choicehotelsuk.co.uk/) 10 3 812 225
11[Ramada Encore](http://www.ramada.com/Ramada/control/home)\* [Wyndham Worldwide](http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/) 6 - 715 -
12[Comfort Inn](http://www.choicehotels.com/ires/cj/ComfortHome?AID=10388238&PID=1369478)\* [](http://www.choicehotelsuk.co.uk/)[Choice Hotels International](http://www.choicehotels.com/) 1331 6492,050
13[Formule 1](http://www.hotelformule1.com/formule1/index.html) [Accor](http://www.accor.co.uk/gb/index.asp) 5 8 405590
14[Stop Inns](http://www.stop-inns.com/)[](http://www.nestle.co.uk/Home)[The Real Hotel Company ](http://www.choicehotelsuk.co.uk/) 6- 385-
15[Future Inns](http://www.futureinns.co.uk/)[](http://www.etaphotel.com/gb/home/index.shtml)Future Inns 2- 346-
16[Metro Inns](http://www.metroinns.co.uk/) Metro Inns[](http://www.goldentulip.org.uk/) 5- 345-
17JDW Lodges[](http://www.segafredo.it/eng/corp-e_azi_pag.htm)[JD Wetherspoon](http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/) 135 33789
18[easyHotel](http://www.easyhotel.com/)\* [easyGroup](http://www.easy.com/) 4 - 240 -
19Urban LodgeWillow Street Hotels 1 - 205 -
20[Big Sleep](http://www.thebigsleephotel.com/) Big Sleep 3 - 191 -
21Welcome Lodge[Welcome Break](http://www.welcomebreak.co.uk/)29 182569
22Nitenite Cityrooms[Nitenite](http://www.nitenite.com/)1- 104-
23Yotel [Yotel](http://www.yotel.com/)2 - 90 -
24Dolby Hotel [Dolby Hotels](http://www.dolbyhotels.co.uk/) 12 64130
25[Lodge on the Park](http://www.lodgeonthepark.com/)[Shire Hotels1- 36-
TOTAL1,292 849 97,701 50,397
*Source: Wordsmith & Company Figures up to 31 August 2008* \* includes hotels franchised to another operator excludes the conversion of 21 Express by Holiday Inns from Mitchells & Butlers to Premier Inn, September 2008
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