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Cardiff hotel beds lie empty

Jonathan Warren

26.05.2011

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Jonathan Warren
89585492 Cardiff’s hotels are among the worst performers in Europe and many of its estimated 4,500 hotel beds lie empty, according to an online BBC report published today. Despite its 18.6 million visitors a year, almost double 1998’s figures, there aren’t enough people to sleep in its hotels, say some hoteliers. Four major hotels have opened in the past two years and more are expected to follow, and the numbers of beds is increasing at an even faster rate than the number of visitors who want to sleep in them. Derek Harvey, general manager of the Marriott Hotel and a former chair of Cardiff Hoteliers Association, said recent figures showed the number of hotel beds in the city had doubled in the nine years he had been there, and a major convention centre was essential to bring in regular customers to fill them.

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