After a continued positive trend of real estate investment in the hotel segment in 2017, during which €1.19 billion was invested, up 11.4% compared to 2016, investments recorded in the first half of 2018 amounted to about €281 million. Rome, Milan and Siena were the most attractive cities in H1 2018, with interest in the higher-end hotels in particular. However, there were also major investments in other types of accommodation, such as design hostels, which in the first six months of 2018 accounted for nearly 10% of the total volume invested.

In this context, hotel facilities recorded +2.8% in terms of overnight stays in 2017 and +3.9% in arrivals, confirming the growth trend that began in 2014. Italy’s appeal is also evident in the breakdown of overnight stays, with approximately 49% of the total of 275 million originating from foreign countries.