The beleaguered UK hotel industry could take at least four years to return to 2019 levels of business.

Fewer tourists coming to the UK, a big drop off in domestic business and leisure stays and lockdowns have all taken a heavy toll on the hotel sector. The pandemic also resulted in few events being held, which again boost hotel occupancy.

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Hotel Pressure Points

Fewer tourists in UK and reduced business stays
Lack of events impacts on occupancy
Competition from Airbnb

What are the Reasons for Hotel Insolvency?

This has meant a serious impact on earnings. Hotels around the country are now at risk of insolvency, with a number of liquidations currently taking place.

Research from PwC also found that the daily revenue for a hotel room, which is a key indicator, will also not recover until 2024 in London and in 2023 for the rest of the country.

The one bright spot, for hotels in tourist hotspots, has been a big rise in British holidaymakers, although those in major cities have remained largely empty. Meanwhile, as the economy slowly starts to grow again and hotels are used more, only slow progress is expected – in particular in London, which had been used to high prices and occupancy.

However, the pandemic is not solely responsible. Airbnb was already having an impact and giving people more options where to stay and leading to more hotel insolvencies. Pricing can also be more competitive and pressures on the hotel sector have shown that there is a need for operational efficiency and in particular, scope to leverage technology advantages. Some hotels have failed in this area, while all are likely to be grappling with a shortage of staff, resulting from Brexit and a lack of interest domestically in hospitality work, along with more expensive food and drink costs. There are many bumps in the road ahead.

Help for your insolvent hotel

If your hotel is experiencing difficulties, you should not delay seeking advice. Business owners need to address problems and if they put this off, then their options become more limited.

Company Debt provides expert support and advice on the next steps for an insolvent business, whether rescue, recovery, or liquidation.

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We are fully licensed and accredited insolvency practitioners based in north London, and with decades of combined partner experience in helping directors find positive solutions to business challenges.

Our goal is first to understand your situation as fully as we can, and then to explain the range of options available to you.

We focus on practical advice, without jargon. We practice total transparency around costs and fee structures. Our wish is to support you as fully as possible so that you can emerge from this situation in the best possible situation.

As a first step, simply book in a call with one of our team to learn more about our approach, and to take advantage of a fee consultation that carries no obligation.

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