AN extra one thousand rooms have been added to Glasgow’s hotel trade in the last year.

The boom with new hotels springing up in the city centre and riverside will mean 12,000 available rooms.

Next year international football fans will head to the city with four matches at the Euro 2020 Championships being held at Hampden.

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And the United Nations Climate Change COP Summit will be held at the SEC late next year with around 30,000 delegates in Glasgow expected to take up every available room.

Trnsmt music festival, over three days with no camping, has given the trade a boost and the success of the Hydro with big name acts is contributing to year round demand.

A study by PwC has shown the city at the forefront of a surge in hotel rooms in Scotland’s big cities with another 1600 expected in Glasgow in the next two years.

Openings are expected in the near term from hotel group Safestay, which recently acquired a Best Western hotel in the city, with a view to transforming it into a ‘premium hostel’.

Manor Property Group has plans to turn a former retail site on Sauchiehall Street into a 112-room hotel.

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Yotel is planning to open a new 256-room hotel. And at the luxury end of the market, work is underway on a 290-room venue operated by French hotel and resort company Accor near the River Clyde, while further developments are underway on the site of the Scottish Events Campus.

The PwC Hotels Forecast 2019-2020 showed the increase in rooms has led to a drop in occupancy rates.

Claire Reid, Regional Leader of PwC Scotland, said: “Looking ahead to next year, Glasgow being one of the host cities of UEFA Euro 2020, will be one of the major draws, while the likes of TRNSMT and of course the Edinburgh festivals will ensure Scotland remains a popular destination.”