Hotels London
Fondamentaux économiques

London Hotel Development Monitor

Unmatched Vitality

Fast Facts

Another record year for London’s tourism industry

Fondamentaux économiques

c. 145,000

Total rooms at June 2017





163.2 million

Total passengers at London’s
airports in 2016

Culture et héritage


Average rate =


c. 17,000

New rooms expected by 2020

Diversité et vitalité



% change compared to the prior year, = no change
Hotel performance data pertains to 2016 and sourced from STR


London’s hotel industry has responded to the continued increase in inbound arrivals, with developments in the pipeline set to add 17,000 further rooms by 2020.

The softening of the pound since Brexit has also impacted positively on inward investment, with cash-rich investors from Asia Pacific and the Middle East making the most of opportunities to invest in the hotel industry.



For the second year JLL have produced in conjunction with London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s
promotional company; The London Hotel Development Monitor ‘Unmatched Vitality.’

For further information on our findings or to discuss your plans for expansion or your wider
investment strategy, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Graham Craggs
+44 (0)20 7399 5969

Jessica Jahns
+44 (0) 20 7399 5821

Louise Wilks
+44 (0)20 7234 5739

Steven Spires
+44 (0)20 7234 5745


The Evolution of ‘Poshtels’ and Lifestyle hotels

Unlike traditional hostels, poshtels typically combine a design-led ambiance with small, often shared sleeping areas and a focus on innovative communal spaces.

While big names like Marriott’s Moxy and citizenM have made bold moves towards a new type of budget-conscious, social hotel, Accor is taking the idea a step further with Jo&Joe.

New hotel openings

During 2016, 51 new hotels opened in London, comprising just over 4,500 rooms. The majority of new supply continues to enter at the budget end of the market, with 16 new budget hotels opening equating to around 40% of new supply.



Additional Hotels & Hospitality Research and News


Looking ahead, the remainder of the year is expected to see a further 6,775 new hotel rooms added to the capital’s accommodation stock, which, if all open as scheduled, will result in just over 8,500 new rooms during the course of the year.

Of the 6,775 new rooms due to open, 60% of these are once again in the budget sector, followed by the four-star segment with 21% and serviced apartments with 15%.