Since the lifting of international sanctions under last year’s nuclear deal, Iranian government has made tourism a top priority for rebuilding Iran’s struggling economy.
Visitor numbers to Iran have already boomed in recent years thanks to a partial thaw in the country’s relations with the world, rising from 2.2 million annually in 2009 to 5.2 million in 2015.
Under the 20-year Outlook Plan, Iran is expected to host 20 million foreign tourists in 2025 in order to generate $30 billion a year. That means the country should build 20 four- or five-star hotels each year over the course of the next decade.
Iran has currently 1,125 hotels and guest houses, of which only 130 are four- and five-star establishments. The goal is to increase the number of quality hotels to 400 within 10 years.
Earlier, an Iranian top tourism official said the country is constructing 125 luxury hotels , stressing that the figure is a record in the Iranian hospitality industry.
According to a forecast by Euromonitor International, Iran will probably have almost 900 hotels within five years, compared with 768 now . Lodging revenue is set to increase about 25 percent during that time, the firm predicts, as the number of visitors is forecast to grow by a similar percentage to 6.3 million.
In this article we’ll list out the top 10 best hotels in Iran, selected by Iranian website Eghtesad online; they appear in no particular order and we promise if you are ever lucky enough to tour Iran you will not just like, but love at least one of these places.