With 541 new hotels in the pipeline across the Middle East, it brings an additional 158,950 hotel rooms to the region, as revealed in an industry report.
Prepared by TOPHOTELPROJECTS exclusively for The Hotel Show Dubai 2016, the Middle East Hotel Construction Overview report forecasted that majority of the new hotel rooms will open before 2020; with the UAE (180 projects) and Saudi Arabia (134 projects) as the most active hotel construction hotspots in the region.
“That is a lot of bedrooms, bathrooms, windows, doors, terraces, restaurants, pools, spas, gyms, and much more to be fit out and equipped over the next five years,” said Gary Williams, event director of The Hotel Show Dubai.
The report goes on to reveal that leading to 2020, 2017 would be the busiest year for hotel openings – with 189 projects and 58,527 rooms.
Some noteable hotel openings in that year include the world’s largest hotel in Makkah (Saudi Arabia) with 10,000 rooms, and the world’s first Paramount Hotels & Resorts property; the Paramount Hotel in Dubai.
Source: The Hotel Show