The hotel industry is consistently growing, with over 700,000 hotels around the world and contributing over $3.41 trillion to the global economy, the industry has recovered well from the 2008 recession. In 2019 the global hotel industry was worth $570 billion USD. In 2018 the hotel company contributing the most revenue was the Marriott generating $20.8 billion USD.
The rise in purchasing power, the desire for travel experiences and the increasing number of digital influences are fuelling the growth in the travel industry. Travelers are spending well over $840 billion a year on hotel stays worldwide and the most expensive room comes in at $100,000 a night! Read on to find out everything you need to know about hotel industry trends.
In 2019, there are over 700,000 hotels and resorts worldwide.
The industry is thriving and worth over $570 billion
The global hotel market has over 4 million hotel rooms worldwide.
The average room rate in the US is $120.01.
The travel industry is worth around $1.6 trillion globally and accounts for one-tenth of the world’s GDP.
There are over 91,000 hotels and motels in the US, generating over $194 billion a year according to IBISWorld.
Over 52,000 of those are hotels.
The motel industry has grown by 4.4% over the past 5 years in the US.
The average occupancy rate for motels was 68% in 2018, 7 out of 10 rooms are occupied at any one time.
The hotel & motel industry has a total industry revenue of $206 billion (2019), outperforming the wider economy for the last 5 years in the US.
There are 100,535 businesses within the hotel industry, with more consistently being added to the industry landscape.
In 2018, there was an increase of 669,460 rooms in the US.
Over 173 million people are employed in the hotel & motel industry.
There are over 700,000 hotels and resorts worldwide.
The industry is thriving and worth over $570 billion worldwide.
The global hotel market has over 16.4 million hotel rooms.
The city with the most hotels is in Beijing, China with 4,169 hotels.
The city with the most 5* hotels is in London with 75, closely followed by Dubai with 61.
Luxury hotel statistics shows there are over 4,400 4 and 5-star hotels around the world.
The leading group in the world is the Wyndham Hotel Group with over 9157 properties.
Followed by Choice Hotels International which have over 7,045 and Marriot International with 7,003.
The hotel with the most rooms is The Izmailovo in Moscow with a total of 7,500 rooms!
The Abraj Kudai in Mecca, Saudi Arabia is under construction but will have the most in the world with a whopping 10,000 rooms!
The industry is worth over $570 billion worldwide, with over 700,000 hotels and resorts and 16.4 million hotel rooms worldwide. Beijing, China is home to the most hotels in the world with over 4,169. In the US, the city with the most hotel rooms is Las Vegas with over 150,000 rooms and New York comes in second with over 115,000. New York also has the highest number of clean hotel rooms in the US.
With the growing demand for travel, the industry is continuing to grow rapidly; the number of new hotels opening just in London is said to reach 121, offering 14,840 new rooms in 2019-20. In Dubai, tourism is soaring and at the end of June 2019, 714 hotels with 118,345 hotel rooms were on offer.
The hotel with most rooms is planned for Saudi Arabi and will have over 10,000 rooms! There’s no question this industry won’t be slowing down any time soon.
There are approximately 9 million guest rooms in the US including everything from budget motels to 5* hotels.
On average, 2% of rooms in all U.S. hotels and motels are occupied at any given time.
In 2018 occupancy rose by 5% to 66.2% in the US.
The most expensive hotel room in American and now the world is The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, taking the concept of luxe travel to a whole different level. Its new Damien-Hirst-designed Empathy Suite costs $100,000 a night.
The Ritz Carlton was rated the best luxury hotel in the U.S. and Canada.
There are 150,000 rooms in Las Vegas and the oldest hotel is the Golden Gate which opened in 1906.
Since the recession, the US hotel industry has recovered well. There are currently 4.9 million hotels in the US and from 2009 – 2017, gross bookings grew from $116 billion to $185 billion. The rise in purchasing power, the desire for travel and the increase in digital influences are fueling the growth in the travel industry.
The US is full of stunning places to stay, no matter what you’re looking for. If you’re not short of cash, then The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas is home to the most expensive room in the world, The Empathy Suite, named by Time Magazine as one of the ‘world’s greatest places.’
This 2-storey villa was designed by Damien Hirst, and doubles as an art gallery. It is 9,000 square feet and offers everything from a huge curved bar to a pool overlooking Las Vegas, what more could you want for $100,000 a night?
There were 66 new hotels opened in Dubai in 2018.
At the end of June 2019, Dubai had 714 hotels with 118,345 rooms.
By 2020, 25,000 new rooms will be available in Dubai.
Over 15 million overnight visitors head to Dubai every year.
Dubai’s hospitality industry supports over 400,000 jobs.
Dubai’s biggest hotel is the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai with 1,608 rooms, over 20 restaurants, and 72 floors.
Occupancy has fallen by 2% since previous years but remains high at 70%.
The average daily rate (ADR) fell by 5.8% and RevPAR (revenue per available room) fell by 7.7% in 2018.
This is down to pricing more competitively, due to a cash-constrained guest profile.
ADR is at $201, well above the UAE 10-year average.
The hospitality industry in Dubai has grown dramatically, however, in recent years occupancy has started to slow down. There has been a huge building boom of over $15 billion but this growth has outperformed demand; slowing visitor numbers have meant hotels have had to competitively price rooms. This has resulted in lower ADRs and lower RevPAR. Despite this, the industry isn’t showing signs of slowing down, with 25,000 new rooms planned for 2020.
Dubai is home to some of the world’s most luxurious hotels including the Burj Al Arab. The Royal Suite will set you back $24,000 a night, taking up 2 floors it offers pillars covered in gold and a private library. The biggest hotel in Dubai is currently the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai with 1,608 rooms.
The ADR of a hotel room in the US rose from $124 in 2015 to $129.83 in 2018.
From this the RevPAR was $85.96, up 2.9% annually.
Canada’s RevPAR was up 5.3% to $108.39.
The country with the highest ADR is Geneva, Switzerland with an ADR of $308 a night.
The city with the highest ADR in the US is South Beach Miami at $245 a night.
In London, ADR has grown 1.4% to £150.90.
Hotel occupancy rate in the UK is 76% and 2% in the US.
New York is home to the highest prices per night in the US, with the average being $306 in 2019.
The average hotel occupancy rate is slightly higher in the UK at 76% compared with the US at 66.2%. This is in line with the average global hotel occupancy rate of between 50%-80% with the UK being on the higher side, perhaps due to rising visitor numbers and less accommodation to choose from compared with the US.
The average daily rate in the US is rising, with the most expensive daily rate being $306 in New York. However, Geneva, Switzerland is the most expensive place in the world with an ADR of $308. With demand for rooms increasing, these numbers don’t seem to be dropping any time soon.
The hospitality industry contributes $3.41 trillion to the global economy every year.
US hotel industry was responsible for 1 in 25 jobs in the US in 2018.
In 2018, the industry was responsible for 3 million jobs – up 160,000 from 2015.
The average employee works on average 25 hours a week.
Hoteliers spend on average 33% revenue on labour costs.
The International Labour Office estimates 55% of the global hotel workforce is female.
29% of those working in the hotel hospitality industry is under 21 years old.
39% of front of house staff leave within the first 90 days.
88% of Americans choose to book their accommodation online. Websites offer users a simple way to compare prices, rooms, reviews and more all in one place. Customers like to browse for the best deals, plan their own itinerary and like having the freedom to plan less thoroughly.
Millennials prefer to book through a travel agent and browse websites for research over bookings. A study conducted by MMGY Global in 2017-18, found 33% of millennials are eager to use travel agents over the next 2 years. This doesn’t relate to the traditional high street travel agents, but travel advisors who can help millennials plan experiences and off-the-beaten track trips.
Approximately 41% of travellers book hotel rooms for business trips.
40% of business travellers stay just one night, paying $143 on average for their rooms.
Half of leisure travellers stay just one night, but they get a cheaper price on their room, with an average bill of $123.
$422.82 per night is the amount for a hotel room for a business traveller in NYC, making New York City the most expensive city for business travel in the United States.
69% of business travellers book their flight and hotel arrangements on their own.
Business and leisure travellers will tend to book their hotels and travel in different ways. Business travellers traditionally didn’t book their own travel and accommodation and the business would handle this. However, 69% of business travellers now book their own flights and hotels; this is said to be because employees would prefer to choose the flight times and preferred hotel. As the company is covering the expense, travellers won’t tend to be as concerned with the best deal and hunting for a bargain.
Businesses also tend to have negotiated rates with certain hotels. They will perhaps choose hotels which are close to the office and won’t be too concerned with the amenities. Leisure travellers, on the other hand, will be looking for the best price and will have a different set of needs to that of business travellers.
58% of travellers chose their hotel based on whether the hotel contributed to the community and gave back to the planet.
7% of people will pay $10-$15 extra a night if the hotel is more environmentally friendly.
81% of people surveyed travelled green by using recycling facilities in their hotel.
70% of travellers said they would be more likely to book hotels and accommodation knowing it was eco-friendly.
Over the past few years, the concept of going green has seen huge growth and this is no exception in the travel sector. 70% of travellers would be more likely to book a hotel knowing it was eco-friendly, even if they weren’t originally looking for a sustainable stay and 12.7% of people would also be willing to spend the extra money for an environmentally friendly stay.
Global tourism accounts for 8% of greenhouse gasses and some hotels are starting to take notice and implement environmentally friendly practices to help them become more sustainable. There are thousands of eco-friendly hotels around the world to choose from, but America was considered as one of the most environmentally friendly countries based on Expedia traveller reviews with Sandos Caracol Eco Resort, Mexico being labelled as the most eco-friendly hotel around the world.