The hospitality industry has grown as one of the largest industries in the world. It currently employs the most significant number of people around the globe, with the variety of jobs in distinct fields. It has shown enormous growth in the past decades and is still expanding impressively. It is a whole new world within itself due to the diverse sectors, such as accommodation, restaurants, travel, and tourism. Hence, creating a large number of job possibilities for students. Our writers who provide hospitality dissertation help to thousands of students globally share you some bizarre and fascinating facts about this industry via this blog.
There is a significant increase in the number of customer services and demands in the hospitality industry from the past decades. It is now worth more than $10 trillion, whereas the hotel sector revenue in 2018 is expected to be around $130,834 million. And, sectors like travel & tourism, event planning, catering, etc., are expected to fetch approximately $2,000,000 million by 2023.
2.World’s largest hotel
First World Hotel, situated in Malaysia is one of the largest hotels in the world. With around 7,350 rooms, the average price is about $15 to $80. However, Abraj kudai, situated in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, which is currently under construction will take over the first position in 2019-20, with 10,000 rooms, 45 restaurants, and four rooftop helipads.
3.Most visited country
Europe’s largest country, France- the city of lights, is also well-known for Eiffel tower, famous wines and fashion-houses. It fetches a record number of tourists annually which is around 80 million to 90 million. Disneyland Paris, the most visited theme park in Europe, alone attracts and contributes around 15 million visitors.
4.World’s oldest hotel
In 2011, Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan was recognized as the world’s oldest hotel by Guinness World Records. It was founded in the 705 AD, since then it is continuously operated by 52 generations of the same family. This ancient hotel offers the mountain view, river view, hot water springs and has 37 rooms. It was last renovated in 1997.
5.Most expensive hotel room
The Royal Penthouse Suite-Hotel President Wilson, Geneva, Switzerland opened in 1962 tops the list of providing most expensive stay per night at $80,000. And, its suite, located on the entire eighth floor is also one of the largest in Europe and most luxurious in the world. It has been awarded “World’s Leading Hotel Suite” by World Travel Awards.
6.Tallest hotel in the world
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, situated in the city of skyscrapers, Dubai, UAE is one of the tallest hotels in the world with 72 stories and is 355 meters high. Its design is inspired by the palm tree, it has 1608 luxury rooms, swimming pools with underwater speakers, retail outlets and a gymnasium. The whole complex worth is around AED2 billion.
7.Total number of hotels and rooms worldwide
It is estimated that overall there may be 7,00,000 hotels and more than 17.2 million rooms. And, there are many hotel groups which contribute a large part to this total sum. Like, Marriott International Group which was established in 1927 has around 5974 hotels and 11,70,367 rooms, while Hilton Worldwide group has 5079 hotels and 8,25,747 rooms.
8.Most female employees
The hospitality industry is the only sector which has more than 50% women workforce, and the male workforce is around 47%. It’s a rare scenario because currently in other sectors of the world, the female employees are less than 20%. Even after having a prominent presence of female employees in this industry, the top position in hotel sector like, CEO and President are still owned by men, and only 5-10% women fall in this category.
9.Largest cruise ship in the world
MS Symphony Of The Seas owned by Royal Caribbean International is the largest passenger cruise ship. It’s 362m long and has the maximum capacity of accommodating 6,680 passengers and 2,200 crew members. There are many facilities on this ship which include children’s water park, basketball court, 43 feet high rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rink and a central park with 20,000 tropical plants.
10.The largest swimming pool
The world’s largest swimming pool is situated in San Alfonso del Mar resort, Algarrobo, Chile. In 1997, Fernando Fischmann, a biochemist dreamed of developing a large pool with crystal clear water, in December 2006 it was opened for tourists. This giant pool is 1,013 meters in length, can hold 250 million liters of water, and has a total area of 19.77 acres. This means that it is 20 times the size of an Olympic swimming pool or 6,000 regular size swimming pools.