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Berlin’s hotel sector eagerly awaits the new airport for a much-needed boost in demand

Excerpt from Hotel News Now

Jan 09, 2013 12:54 am

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Berlin’s hotels haven’t been hit by the recession like their European neighbors, but profits are stilll low due steady growth on the supply side not being met by a proportional increase in demand.

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The Circus Hotel in Berlin, Germany. Heather Cowper / Flickr


The good news for hoteliers in Berlin is that the European debt crisis really hasn’t hit Germany yet, and hotel performance metrics in the city have, for the most part, avoided significant dips.

The bad news for hoteliers in Berlin is that the European debt crisis really hasn’t hit Germany—yet.

Experts who track the hotel industry expect it to sooner rather than later, and, unless the city can get its new airport open in time to create enough additional demand to offset an abundance of incoming supply, the outlook in the city is relatively bleak.

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