Business news from Ukraine


The occupancy of Kyiv hotels in the first quarter of 2018 increased by 4 percentage points compared to the same period a year earlier and amounted to 43%, the press service of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) consulting company in Ukraine has said. “The operational indicators of the hotel market of the Ukrainian capital are gradually recovering. Even in first quarter, which is not traditionally active, dynamics is visible: the average market occupancy in the period from January to March increased by 4 p.p. compared to the previous year, to 43%, against the backdrop of tariff growth,” the head of the JLL hotel business department, Tetiana Veller, said.
According to JLL, the average tariff for staying in the top segment hotels in January-March increased by 8% compared to the first quarter of 2017 and amounted to $160, while in the middle segment this indicator increased by 18%, to $68. At the same time, the occupancy of expensive hotels remained at the last year’s level of 40%, while occupancy at middle segment hotels rose by 3 p.p., to 50%.
According to JLL’s forecasts, in the second quarter it is worth expecting an increase in the operating indicators of the capital hotels in connection with the Champions League final, as well as other cultural and business events. Jones Lang LaSalle provides financial and comprehensive professional services in the field of real estate. The company’s turnover in 2017 was $7.9 billion. The portfolio in real estate management is 423 million square meters. The company has about 300 corporate offices in more than 80 countries around the world, uniting more than 82,000 employees.