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Hotels in the capital city of the United Kingdom are amongst the three most expensive in Europe according to the latest hotel.info Price Barometer

Nuremberg, 22. March 2012 – Hotel overnight prices in many international cities have increased since the start of the year. Where hotel guests have to dig deeper in their pockets and in which cities rates have decreased year on year is demonstrated by hotel.info, the free online hotel reservation service with more than 210,000 hotels worldwide. The result:

  • Room prices in London have risen by an average of 6.58 %
  • Rio de Janeiro has considerably higher accommodation costs during the carnival


The results of the hotel.info Hotel Price Barometer for European capital cities (prices in GBP)*

  City February 2012 January 2012 February 2011 Comparison February 2012 against February 2011 in %
1. Moscow 153.61 128.08 156.37 -1.77
2. Oslo 134.63 122.50 133.22 1.06
3. London 132.54 119.72 124.36 6.58
4. Stockholm 127.50 118.69 136.21 -6.39
5. Helsinki 115.40 100.75 110.24 4.69
6. Copenhagen 109.63 110.19 105.70 3.72
7. Paris 102.74 105.18 97.35 5.53
8. Brussels 94.55 86.16 101.97 -7.27
9. Amsterdam 83.95 84.67 92.18 -8.93
10. Warsaw 74.17 69.10 71.83 3.26

Moscow is once more the most expensive of all the European capital cities for hotel accommodation. In comparison with the previous year the average hotel cost per night decreased slightly by 2 % to 153.61 GBP. The Norwegian capital Oslo is in second place with134.63 GBP. In London hotel room prices increased by 6.58 % to 132.54 GBP. It is possible that various events such as exhibitions and concerts could have had a positive influence on demand during February. In Warsaw the average increase of more than 3 % could be a precursor of the European Football Championship which will take place in Poland in a few months time.


The results of the hotel.info Hotel Price Barometer comparing other capital and major cities (prices in GBP)

  City February 2012 January 2012 February 2011 Comparison February 2012 against February 2011 in %
1. Sydney 159.60 168.34 134.50 18.67
2. Rio de Janeiro 157.59 162.32 129.85 21.36
3. Tokyo 147.46 140.99 144.78 1.85
4. Singapore 137.06 135.78 129.18 6.10
5. Zurich 128.62 131.42 122.08 5.36
6. New York 124.83 133.15 121.78 2.50
7. Hong Kong 121.14 119.69 109.34 10.79
8. Buenos Aires 89.88 81.43 79.61 12.90
9. Shanghai 79.40 76.25 81.29 -2.33
10. Istanbul 60.01 65.51 65.50 -8.37

During February hotel guests in Sydney had to really dig deep. Overnight costs increased by an average of 19 % to 159.60 GBP. Rio de Janeiro with an average price of 157.59 GBP and an increase of more than 20 % is in second place. This is not surprising as the city by Sugar Loaf mountain had carnival whereas in 2011 this took place in March. The event attracts over a million visitors each year. However the room prices also increased in other international cities such as Singapore, Hong Kong or Buenos Aires.


* European capital cities with more than 500,000 inhabitants. Currency conversions are based on the average rates for the relevant month.


UK Media Enquires:

Andreas Klug
hotel.info hotel booking Ltd.
Longcroft House
2-8 Victoria Avenue
London, EC2M 4NS
Great Britain
Phone:+44-20-3206 1434
Fax: +44-20-8043 1108
E-mail: press@hotel.info
URL: www.hotel.info


About hotel.info
www.hotel.info is a hotel reservation service for business and private customers offered free of charge. The service offers more than 210,000 hotels for electronic bookings around the world. Customers booking via hotel.info achieve significantly better prices in comparison with other booking channels. In addition, hotel.info shows all available room prices for each hotel, so that the customer can always select the cheapest or most suitable room price. All bookings via hotel.info are transferred simultaneously, securely and directly to the respective hotel’s computer. This guarantees the unique integration of each hotel’s own reservation system so-called CRS or PMS and hotel.de’s own reservation system myRES into the hotel.info unified user interface.
Using the experience of other hotel guests, customers seeking hotel rooms can base their decisions to book a room not only on the core information such as room price and hotel facilities, but also on the more than 2 million hotel evaluations and ratings submitted by hundreds of thousands of hotel guests from around the world. Compared with existing rating portals, hotel.info customers can rely on 100% genuine hotel ratings, since only customers who have booked and recently stayed in each hotel are asked for their opinion. hotel.info, the international brand of hotel.de AG, has been created in order to expand in markets in other countries. To acquire new customers and hotels abroad, offices in the UK (London), France (Paris), Spain (Barcelona), Italy (Rome), China (Shanghai) and Singapore have already been opened. The high percentage of international business travellers facilitates the Company's entry into new markets. The aim is to establish hotel.info as the leading online hotel reservation service for business as well as private customers.


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