Hospitality Real Estate Sector in the United Kingdom - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Market is Segmented by Property Type (Hotels and Accommodations, Spas and Resorts, and Other Property Types).

Market Snapshot

Study Period:

2016 - 2026

Base Year:



>3 %

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Market Overview

The hospitality real estate sector in the United Kingdom is anticipated to record slower growth in the forecasted period. This is primarily due to uncertainty over fluctuating economic trends and pound strengthening which is dampening the business investment growth, and the impact of high levels of new hotel rooms that are going to be added, particularly in London and also in other UK cities. But looking at the bright side the same is attracting the leisure travel and tourism, as it continues to be supported by the weaker pound followed by the short-term tax cuts that were announced in the budget, accommodative lending terms and low-interest rates. The buoyant international tourism trends, the record numbers of visitors that are coming to the UK and the revenue that is generating through it are shaping the market. The study period showed mixed trends for business travel which is a quite profitable and vital segment of the hospitality real estate sector as the Brexit negotiations were at a constant pace for the entire period. Yet, despite the Brexit uncertainty many of the overseas investors continued to be active, especially investors from Europe and the Middle East and continued with their confidence in the UK hospitality real estate market. In order the strengthen the pound and to stabilize the economy over Brexit, the taxes are forecasted not likely to turn upward soon. The market is also recording a growing number of expansions/extensions, refurbishments and renovations and is contributing more than 15 percent to the new hotel supply, whereas the new constructions are forecasted to continue to form the majority of projects, making a greater of the overall supply.

Scope of the Report

A complete background analysis of the hospitality real estate sector in the United Kingdom, which includes an assessment of the industry associations, overall economy, and emerging market trends by segments, significant changes in the market dynamics, and market overview, is covered in the report.

By Property Type
Hotels and Accommodations
Spas and Resorts
Other Property Types

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Key Market Trends

The Budget Hotel is Making a Way for Branded, Independent Midscale, and Upscale Hotels

The UK hospitality real estate market saw an opening of 15,500 new hotel rooms in 2018, followed by around 275 projects, which are in various stages of the construction life cycle with a massive 40,900 rooms as of the third quarter of 2019. In the overall sector, the budget-friendly hotel sector continued to dominate the market, making year-on-year growth to date. However, this trend is likely to be slowed down a bit by the continuing rise of branded and independent midscale and upscale hotels, reflecting the apparent growing trend for lifestyle hotels and customers' preferences. The increasing affordability of people, their desire to travel, and experience are shaping this trend and the hospitality real estate sector. The hotel sector continues to evolve to meet dynamically changing customer needs. Edinburgh, London, Brighton, York, and Birmingham, which is set to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, are topping the list of most attractive cities in the country.


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The Growing Number of Serviced Apartments is Growing to Shape the Market

The accommodation segment of the market is continuing to widen with innovative players that are entering the market and are changing the definitions of classic accommodation. In the new age of urbanization, changes in living-trends, co-living, and sharing experiences have resulted in the serviced apartments. The sector is adapting to the demands and expectations of the widening pool of customers. The serviced apartments and home share products are evolving and attracting a great number of travelers. Serviced apartments have gained huge popularity over time, with a growing acceptance of a homestay concept. The serviced apartment sector in the country has been the fastest-growing sub-sector since 2010. The sector has recorded an annual average growth of around 5%, and it is predicted to record a remarkable growth number during the forecast period as well.

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Competitive Landscape

The hospitality real estate sector in the United Kingdom offers various opportunities for investors. The sector here is a combination of global players and local players who have an international presence. Various tourism attractions that are present in the region are attracting a large number of tourists, thus encouraging the hospitality real estate sector as well.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.2.1 Drivers

      2. 4.2.2 Restraints

      3. 4.2.3 Opportunities

    3. 4.3 Insights into Technological Innovation in the Hospitality Real Estate Sector

    4. 4.4 Insights on Urban Commercial Property Prices and Recent Hospitality RE Transactions

    5. 4.5 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    6. 4.6 Porter's Five Forces Analysis


    1. 5.1 By Property Type

      1. 5.1.1 Hotels and Accommodations

      2. 5.1.2 Spas and Resorts

      3. 5.1.3 Other Property Types


    1. 6.1 Market Concentration

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Premier Inn

      2. 6.2.2 InterContinental Hotels Group PLC

      3. 6.2.3 Travelodge

      4. 6.2.4 Accor SA

      5. 6.2.5 Hilton Hotels & Resorts

      6. 6.2.6 Britannia Hotels

      7. 6.2.7 Choice Hotels International Inc.

      8. 6.2.8 Covivio

      9. 6.2.9 London & Regional Properties

      10. 6.2.10 LRC Group

      11. 6.2.11 Vivion Capital Partners

      12. 6.2.12 Brookfield AM

      13. 6.2.13 Cola Holdings

    3. *List Not Exhaustive


  9. 9. APPENDIX

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Frequently Asked Questions

The UK Hospitality Real Estate Sector Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The UK Hospitality Real Estate Sector Market is growing at a CAGR of >3% over the next 5 years.

  • InterContinental Hotels Group PLC
  • Travelodge
  • Britannia Hotels
  • Choice Hotels International Inc.
  • LRC Group

Are the major companies operating in UK Hospitality Real Estate Sector Market.

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