With Gleneagles Hotel – where the 2014 Ryder Cup will take place from 23 to 28 September – being located near the small town of Auchterarder most visitors are staying in nearby cities such as, Perth (18 miles), Stirling (19 miles), Dundee (40 miles), Edinburgh (43 miles) or Glasgow (45 miles).
As the closest city to Gleneagles, Perth is experiencing the largest increase in rates with a one-night stay costing an average of £254, up 155% from the preceding weekend.
The most expensive night to book is Saturday 27, when a hotel stay will cost an average of £322. Hotel prices have also increased during the practice days with an average rate of £200.
Hotel prices in Stirling have increased by 127%, one night during the competition will cost an average of £233, compared to £103 during the previous weekend. Average room rates in Edinburgh have increased by 37% to £172, Glasgow by 40% to £138 and Dundee by 63% to £140.
Denise Bartlett, Trivago’s UK PR officer, said: “Edinburgh and Glasgow have been in the news recently for their hotel price hikes during the Fringe Festival and the Commonwealth Games. Despite the criticism hoteliers in Perth and Stirling appear to be persisting with the price rises, with costs increasing to over double the amount of the preceding weekend.
“With the Ryder Cup taking place in a relatively isolated location, it is not often that Perth and Stirling experience this volume of visitors.”