Seven new hotels are currently being built in Reykjavík, with 800 new rooms expected to open in the next year, Vísir reports. In addition, there are twelve hotels in development which will add 16,000 new hotel rooms to the city’s accommodations. One of the soon-to-open hotels is the Marriot currently under construction next to Harpa.
There are currently 5,000 hotel rooms in Reykjavík, all of which have had been very well utilized in recent years. Commenting on the new hotel developments, Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson says there is no reason to be concerned about a decline in tourism in Iceland. “I think [the developments] reflects that Reykjavík and Iceland are sought after [destinations]. Other airlines are also rushing to fill the void left by WOW air and this bodes further growth in the coming seasons and years,” he remarked.