Most expensive hotels in the world: study. Switzerland is on top of the rankings
According to the new Hotel Price Index (HPI) released by global hotel specialist Hotels.com, Switzerland has the most expensive hotels in the world. Dublin is the least expensive capital city in Western Europe. The most expensive capital city in the world is now Mucat, Oman with average 2011 room rates of €244.
The Hotels.com Hotel Price Index (HPI) is a regular survey of hotel prices in major destinations across the world. The HPI is based
on bookings made on Hotels.com and prices shown are those actually paid by customers (rather than advertised rates) in 2011. The HPI tracks the real prices paid per room by Hotels.com customers around the world using a weighted average based on the number of rooms sold in each of the markets in which Hotels.com operates. Approximately 142,000 properties in more than 19,800 global locations make up the sample set of hotels from which prices are taken.
“Each HPI country report version shows hotel prices across the world per room per night as paid by local travellers in local currency, when they made booking on Hotels.com website in their country,” says Hotels.com
“Prices shown are those actually paid by customers (rather than advertised rates) in 2011,” explained the HPI reports. “By representing hotel price movements in an index, Hotels.com can illustrate the actual price movements as paid by consumers without foreign exchange fluctuations distorting the picture.”
The HPI reports also look at the travel habits of the various nationalities, including the top overseas destinations. For the detailed HPI data, visit Hotels.com and pick your country of choice.
Top 10 most expensive countries for U.K tourists:
Top 10 most expensive countries for Australians to book a room
Top 10 most expensive countries for Indians to book a room
2. United Kingdom
5. Sri Lanka
Top 10 most expensive countries for Singaporeans to book a room
2. United Kingdom
8. United Arab Emirates
Top 10 most expensive countries for South Koreans to book a room
6. United Kingdom
Top 10 most expensive countries for Japanese to book a room
2. United Arab Emirates
10. United Kingdom
Top 10 most expensive countries for mainland Chinese to book a room
1. United Kingdom