Half of the world’s star-rated hotels are in Europe

Half of the world's star-rated hotels are located in Europe. The latest numbers from data specialist BoldData show that there are 4,02,933 star-rated hotels worldwide, of which 2,04,151 are located in Europe. Asia comes in second with a total 85,337 star hotels.

Glamour country Italy is the European star leader with 32,803 star-rated hotels. Not surprisingly, the only European 7-star hotel is located in Italy: Hotel Seven Stars Galleria in Milan. This hotel has only seven suites with prices between $1,680 and $16,800. Croatia is right behind Italy. The country is catching up fast, as the number of star-rated hotels has doubled since 2015. From 13,834 star hotels in 2015 to 29,282 in 2019.

Europe is doing especially well in the luxury department. The number of five-star hotels has doubled over the past three years: from 5,508 to 9,112. Most 5-star hotels can be found in the United Kingdom with 1,212. This is almost three times as much as France. Even though France has double the amount of accommodations: 62,001 against 31,093 in the United Kingdom.

Although Europe is a solid number one, the star of Asia is rising. The continent has 85,337 star hotels, 4,944 more than three years ago. Most Asian star rated hotels are located in China.

The United States has the highest number of hotels and accommodations worldwide: 436,068. But only 45,462 of these hotels are star rated. The country has just 806 five-star hotels, 68 less than two years ago.

Luxury lovers will love the Middle East. There are only three 7-star hotels in the world, and two of them are in the Middle-East. Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi and the famous Burj Al Arab in Dubai.