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Quantification of serviced accommodation supply in the United Kingdom and consideration of related issues

Melvin Gold Consulting Ltd. has prepared a 2nd edition of our report exploring the current situation of serviced accommodation supply in the United Kingdom on behalf of our clients Travelodge. The first report was prepared in 2008 and this revised edition is dated March 2011.  Travelodge have kindly agreed to make this research available in the public domain.

Highlights are:

For updated data (to end 2013) from Hospitality Digest 2014 click here

To download the full 2011 report, click here

To download the accompanying press release, click here

New research reveals almost 40,000 hotel rooms have closed in the UK in the past decade

New research conducted by Melvin Gold Consulting has revealed that almost 40,000 UK hotel rooms have closed during the past decade - the majority being small unbranded independent properties in coastal areas such as Cornwall, Blackpool and Torbay. The study indicates that at least 39,174 rooms have closed in 2,139 hotels – an average size of 18.3 rooms per property. Click for full release.

Click here for analysis of hotel closures by region

For updated data and article from Hospitality Digest 2014 click here

The value of hotel construction in the United Kingdom 2003-12

In an article published in the British Hospitality Association's Trends and Developments 2012 publication, Melvin Gold Consulting Ltd, in collaboration with International Management & Construction Consultants Gleeds, undertook an estimate of the value of construction activity in the UK hotel sector in the decade from 2003.

Using the BHA's database of new openings, rebrandings and major refurbishments we estimated that the value of construction was £12.425bn and taking account of professional and related fees and the value of land is likely to exceed £20bn. This excludes the regular capital invested in the upkeep and maintenance of hotels.

The full article can be downloaded by clicking here.

Further supporting information including breakdowns by brand, location (region and major cities), hotel category and can be downloaded here.

For updated data (to end 2013) from Hospitality Digest 2014 click here