HOTEL BOOKINGS ARE BOOMING
Liverpool’s hoteliers are very happy today because our city centre hotels have witnessed a record-breaking start to the year by reaching the one million rooms mark faster than ever before.
Newly-released figures show that July was the most successful month ever for city centre hotels, with a record 189,252 beds sold.
Liverpool City Council’s latest monthly hotels report shows that by the end of July 1,189,000 rooms had been sold since January 1. That’s more than the amount sold in the whole of 2012, when the total reached 1,123,055.
Officials hope 2018 could even beat last year, when 2m beds were sold in a calendar year for the first time.
The sector will get another boost from the Labour party conference later this month and from the return of The Giants in October.
Council figures show that in the last decade some £340m has been invested in hotels in the city.
Liverpool deputy mayor Cllr Wendy Simon said: “Liverpool has worked very hard over the past decade to build on the platform of being European Capital of Culture and to promote one of Britain’s most dynamic and vibrant city centres, not just nationally but internationally.
“2018 has been an exceptionally strong year with a great mix of massive family friendly events be it The Tall Ships, Liverpool Biennial and The Giants still to come and when you weave in our regular diet of premiership football, world class shopping and major concerts and conferences you can see why the city is so popular across a huge demographic.
“Our hotel sector does a sterling job to cater for this demand and the quality and standard of service not only underlines the fact the city is one of the friendliest and most welcoming, they add to the overall offer and fuel the desire to visit again and again which is a huge factor in these amazing figures.”
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