Good news for travellers looking for somewhere to stay in London – nearly 8,000 hotel rooms are due to open across 65 new hotels next year, a record high for the UK capital.

Statistics from London and Partners, the Mayor of London’s promotional agency, show that hotel room openings have risen from 3,222 in 2010 to 7,995 planned for 2020.

In 2019 and 2020 there are expected to be 14,840 new rooms across 121 hotels.

Of those, 10 per cent are five-star properties, 31 per cent are four-star and 26 per cent are budget.

North American brands that have entered the market this year include the Standard, the Hard Rock Hotel and the W London Leicester Square by Marriott.

Design-oriented properties Hoxton Southwark, the Stratford and Vintry and Mercer have all launched in 2019.

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This month will see the opening of the Biltmore Mayfair under Hilton’s new luxury brand LXR and the Prince Akatoki from Japan’s Prince Hotels.

Upcoming openings include Edwardian Hotels’ The Londoner on Leicester Square (2020), the Pan Pacific London at One Bishopgate Plaza near Liverpool Street (2020), and a Rosewood on the site of the former US Embassy in Grosvenor Square (2023).

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London and Partners said that significant new global investment in hotels and venues had contributed to London topping CVENT’s European Meeting Destination rankings for the fifth year in a row.

London ranked highly for its variety of restaurants (1,416), meeting hotels (1,012) and total convention centre space (2,109,000 sqm).