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15 Astonishing Facts about the Hospitality Industry

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Hospitality Industry is an industry that touches the lives of almost every single person on earth in some way or the other. In this post, we present a few of the astonishing facts about the hospitality industry.


If you are from the industry, we are sure that you would be able to connect with these interesting and astonishing facts.


This article is intended to bring back some good memories for all the hospitality professionals or hoteliers who have had been an indispensable part of the industry. For everyone else, this article throws some light on what makes the hospitality industry so special.

1. Tallest hotels in a city- The winner is Dubai

6 out of the top 10 tallest hotel in the world exists in one city. Yes, you guessed that right. Dubai has over half of the top 10 tallest hotels in the world. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai is the world’s tallest hotel having 76 stories. This twin tower standing tall in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is 355 meters tall.

2. The Most expensive Hotel room in the world

The Royal Penthouse suite of Hotel President Wilson in Geneva is considered to be the most expensive hotel room in the world. The average price per night for this room is a whopping amount of approximately $61,000- $84,000.

3. The Oldest Hotel in the world

Koshu Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan in Japan is named the oldest hotel in the world.

Another amazing hospitality fact is that it is recorded in the Guinness Book of world records. The hotel is over 1300 years old. The ownership is held by the same family for over 50 generations.

4. Hotel of Ice Balea Lac in Romania gets built up by ice every year

Yes, it’s true. This Ice Hotel is built every year and can be reached only by cable car.

Ice Hotel in Romania has a Snow bar, A Church made of ice, and an ice restaurant.

5. World’s largest swimming pool can hold 66 million gallons of water

It is located in Chile in San Alfonso del Mar Resort. The pool is 20 times the Olympic size swimming pool.

6. Is the Hospitality and travel industry, the biggest employer in the world?

As per reports, 1 in 8 US jobs is in the Travel industry. It is expected that within 5 years 1 out of 10 people on the planet would be employed by the Hospitality Industry.

7. Is Hospitality Industry the most Female friendly industry?

As per the International Labor Office estimates, 55% of the Global Hotel workforce are women.

8. The World’s Largest Hotel

Malaysia takes the cake for hosting the largest hotel in the world. First world hotel Malaysia is said to have around 7,351 rooms. The rooms are priced between $12 to $83 on average. As an update to this hospitality industry fact, the largest hotel tag would soon be taken away from this Malaysian hotel. Abraj Kudai Hotel in Saudi Arabia would be opening soon and that would have around 10,000 rooms and over 70 restaurants.

9. Total number of hotel rooms in the world

The total number of rooms worldwide is expected to be around 15.5 million as per the Intercontinental hotel’s group report. The number has soared as of date. According to STR Global, the number of hotel rooms is over 18.5 million as of the date and is expected to breach the 20 million mark soon.

10. The city with the Highest Average Room Rate

Many would believe that New York City; the city so nice, they named it twice, would take the trophy for this one. However, the city that has the highest average rate in the city of Geneva in Switzerland. A room can cost almost $308 on average per night. Phew!

11. The most visited country in the world

France is the most visited country in the world. It attracts more than 80 million visitors annually. This might not be surprising given the presence of the scenic Alps, French cuisine, lovely destinations, best wines, and eloquent people.

12. Priciest Rooms in the US

The Ritz-Carlton Central Park and Mandarin Oriental share a tie for the priciest room in the US. The rooms are expensive beginning from $995 per night.

13. US Hotel Industry Revenue

The hotel industry in the US is bringing in a healthy revenue of over $218 billion in 2018.

After the lull of the Covid 19 pandemic, this is expected to rise even further in 2022 and beyond. Apparently, Americans are spending huge amounts of money on hotel and motel rooms on an annual basis.

14. Business or Pleasure– Pleasure outnumbers business trips

Statistics show that as compared to business trips, there are more rooms booked for the purpose of traveling and vacationing.

15. This is the Costliest Room Service

The most costly room service is found in Las Vegas. You should be prepared to pay a tab worth $68 if you ever plan to stay in a hotel there. Las Vegas is closely followed by New York City in this matter. The average tab in NYC is about $67.


With fierce competition, how do Hospitality Locations separate themselves?


Being able to deliver a world-class experience goes a long way toward a business fabricating its location's reputation and overall profitability. Everyone judges a book by its cover or more importantly with their noses. We are 100x more likely to remember something we smell than what we see, hear, touch or taste. If your hotel or sister's property is facing an odor issue. This would include trash room stench, dealing with unwanted malodors, smoke smells, urine smells, or having costly drain-line build-up from fats, oils, and greases. Please contact us at Smell-Eliminators (800) 325-4095 or click the link below for our website. We are here to protect your brand & enhance your customer's experience.



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