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Hotel investment set to increase by 25% by year-end

International real estate advisor Savills has forecast that annual UK hotel investment volumes will reach £5.1bn by the end of 2017, up 25% on the 2016 total of £4bn. At the end of Q3 2017, transaction volumes had reached £3.5bn for the year to date, up 6.1% on the same period last year, with more activity forecast for Q4, says the firm. While overseas buyers continue to be major investors in London, Savills reported that it is activity in the UK regions that has stood out the most. So far in 2017, overseas investors have accounted for 38% of hotel


London hotel market accounts for 55% of total UK hotel investment

Investment into the London hotel market reached £1.1 billion; 55% of the UK’s overall total of £2 billion, figures from estate agents Savills show. International investment accounted for 68% (£756 million) of investment into London’s hotels. A strong tourist market, narrowing yields and a weaker pound have all boosted investment into the capital. The firm said that net initial yields for prime freehold hotel investments in London are currently between 3.85%-4.25%, compared to the end of 2016 which saw them at 5.13%. London capital values are currently 61.5% higher than at their 2007 peak according to data from Modern Index


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