Despite RevPAR hitting a high point for UK hotels in the peak month of July, up 1% to £117.25, latest data tracking hotels from HotStats shows that GOPPAR was negative across the country, including in London, affected by rising costs.

Increased revenue costs were led by an increase in payroll, up 3.6% year-on-year, 5.5% in London. High RevPAR in the capital was led by a room occupancy of just under 90%, with achieved average room rate of £206.90.

Hotel profit in Liverpool bucked the trend, with profit performance up 10.6% to £33.59 per available room, on the back of major sporting events and festivals.

Read more: