Revealed: world's most expensive cities for hotel rooms

Global room rates fell by nearly 15% in the first half of 2011, a survey by Hogg Robinson Group shows
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Moscow saw average room rates of £260.68 ($422.81) in the first half of 2011, compared to £257.80 in the year-earlier year. The one percent rise made Moscow the world’s most expensive city by hotel rate\n
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Geneva saw average room rates of £227.68 (375.67 swiss francs) in the first half of 2011, compared to £201.42 in the year-earlier year. The 13 percent rise made Geneva the world’s second most expensive city by hotel rate.
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Zurich saw average room rates of £220.40 in the first half of 2011, compared to £188.53 in the year-earlier year. The 17percent rise made Zurich the world’s third most expensive city by hotel rate (Image for illustrative purposes only)
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Paris saw average room rates of £208.21 in the first half of 2011, compared to £197.49 in the year-earlier year. The 5 percent rise made Paris the world’s fourth most expensive city by hotel rate
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Stockholm saw average room rates of £201.77 in the first half of 2011, compared to £182.67 in the year-earlier year. The 10 percent rise made Stockholm the world’s fifth most expensive city by hotel rate
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Washington saw average room rates of £198.75 in the first half of 2011, compared to £193.53 in the year-earlier year. The three percent rise made Washington the world’s sixth most expensive city by hotel rate
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Sydney saw average room rates of £197.29 in the first half of 2011, compared to £169.54 in the year-earlier year. The 16 percent rise made Sydney the world’s seventh most expensive city by hotel rate
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Istanbul saw average room rates of £196.05 in the first half of 2011, compared to £157.61 in the year-earlier year. The 24 percent rise made Istanbul the world’s eighth most expensive city by hotel rate
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New York city saw average room rates of £172.63 in the first half of 2011, compared to £169.15 in the year-earlier year. The 4 percent drop made New York city the world’s ninth most expensive city by hotel rate
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Oslo saw average room rates of £193.70 in the first half of 2011, compared to £175.26 in the year-earlier year. The 9 percent rise made Oslo the world’s tenth most expensive city by hotel rate
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Two years ago Abu Dhabi was the world’s second most expensive city for hotel rooms, but declining rates have seen the emirate drop to 24th place this year. Abu Dhabi saw average room rates of £158.07in the first half of 2011, compared to £185.62 in the year-earlier year\n
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Similarly, Dubai average rooms rates dropped in the first half of the year by 7% to AED 884 from AED 946 in the first half of 2010 – putting the emirate in 28th place