Latest business intelligence from hotel solutions provider HRS has revealed the latest figures on average room rates per night for Q1 2015 across the UK and Europe, as well as other developments such as total cost per stay and which cities have the most five star or boutique hotels in Europe.
By analysing the latest bookings made via the company over the last year, data showed that business travellers typically spend an average of £87 per room, per night in the UK, versus £65 per night in Europe.
In terms of average room rates for one- to five-star hotels in the UK in Q1 2015, London continues to remain the most expensive destination at £116 per night – an increase of 15.6% compared with last year. Meanwhile in Europe (excluding London), Zurich tops the tables with average room rates reaching £110 – again, an increase of 14.9% against the same period last year.
When it comes to the total cost of a stay, data showed that including the cost of the hotel room people on average spend £129 in Europe compared with £202 in the UK – a difference of £73. Meanwhile, looking at five-star hotels that are bookable via HRS, London topped the tables with 65 listed, with Prague (41) and Berlin (32) coming in second and third respectively.
Finally, looking at how many boutique hotels were available via the hotel solutions provider, Paris had twice the number of properties in this category compared with 125 in London. Prague came third with 104 boutique hotels available to choose from via HRS.
With these three cities often being referred to as romantic destinations, HRS speculates that people visiting are looking for something a little bit more unique or individual, hence the number of boutique hotels available.