Aberdeen hotels continued to be the most expensive outside London in February, according to accountancy firm BDO.
The impact of the oil and gas industry on Europe’s energy capital are cited as the main reason.
BDO’s latest study of the UK hotel market shows average room revenue per available room (revpar) of £70.63 in the Granite City, compared with £46.80 in Edinburgh and £45.21 in Glasgow.
Hotels in Inverness trailed the other Scottish cities surveyed, on revpar of £32.82.
Occupancy rates were highest in Glasgow at 76%, with Aberdeen at 75.7%, Edinburgh 68.4% and Inverness 66.3%.
Alastair Rae, a partner in the property, leisure and hospitality sector at BDO, said: “These are very positive (Scottish) figures for February as both occupancy and, crucially, revenue numbers are up.
“The whole of the UK experienced double-digit revenue growth, but with Scotland starting from a higher base figure the increase is really quite impressive for a time of year which can be relatively quiet.”
He added: “Aberdeen continues to roar ahead in terms of revenue, even giving away some occupancy to maintain a very high figure…which is far ahead of anywhere outside London.
“The Granite City is booming on the back of the oil and gas sector.”