In 2019, total tourist flow in St. Petersburg reached record-high level of 10.4 million people. The increase in the number of tourists had a positive effect on the occupancy rate of hotels in St. Petersburg, which means that the past year was one of the most successful for most hotels. The average hotel occupancy in 2019 increased by 4 p.p., reaching 69%.
Last year, 13 new hotels with a total of 852 rooms opened in St. Petersburg. More than half the growth in the number of rooms was provided by three-star hotels with 447 rooms, or 52%.