top of page

A brief history of hotels

From 705AD through to 2022, here's a four-minute summary of hospitality as we know it.

The concept of hospitality can be traced back to biblical times. The Guinness World Record holder of the world’s oldest hotel is the Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan Spa Hotel in Japan - opening 1316 years ago in 705AD and managed by the same family some 52 generations later.

The Greeks offered accommodation in the thermal baths for rest and recuperation and the Romans built mansions for travelling members of government. By the turn of the 15th Century, more than 600 inns were registered in England.

Read more

Elevate your brand content with bespoke copy and content marketing by Katie King & Co. Find out more – connect.


bottom of page