Why are fewer hotels being built?

Cristina Balekjian, director of UK Hospitality Analytics at CoStar, talks to Hotel Owner about the state of the hotel construction market, why it has slowed down and why the UK remains an attractive market for investors

Recent data from CoStar has found that the construction of hotels in the UK has slowed but is still being propped up by projects which were delayed by the pandemic. The UK currently has around 22,500 hotel rooms under construction and expected to enter the market by the end of 2026, with most due to open next year.

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