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Current & Future Hotel Construction in the Middle East – Analysis by

In 2010 the Middle East region has seen more than 80 new top hotel project openings with approximately 25.000 hotels rooms. Among those are glamorous properties such as the Grand Millennium Al Wahda in Abu Dhabi with 850 rooms and a 2700 square meters Spa or the Mövenpick Hajar Tower Makkah in Saudi Arabia with 1,200 rooms to cater the growing number of Hajj pilgrims. Including the openings of January, February and March of this year the hotel market in this area has been added 32,000 rooms. Nearly half of all those hotels are classified as 5-star establishments.
Current & Future Hotel Construction in the Middle East - Analysis by

This current year will see another 230 hotel projects (75,000 rooms) opening their doors in the upper segment. Alone 110 hotel projects in the United Arab Emirates. Plus Qatar, Bahrain and Oman a further 36 projects can be added. Among them brands such as Sofitel, St. Regis, Four Season, Anantara or Coral.

Looking ahead into the future, including 2012 and 2013, has per today registered 440 projects with 128,000 rooms. And even further ahead, up until December 2015 the total number rises to 497 new projects with more than 140,000 rooms. Qatar alone, with the FIFA Football World Cup 2022 in sight, will see 30 new hotels with nearly 10,000 rooms. The Doha Convention Center Tower, scheduled to open in autumn 2012, is foreseen to have 680 rooms and projected to cost of US$1.7 billion, covering 124,220 square meters of development. Of those 30 projects more than half are classified as 5-star properties.

A small selection of top hotel projects in the Middle East:
Kiwan Hotel, Damascus, Syria – category: luxury / rooms: 209 /opening: July 2012
Al Baleed Resort, Salalah, Oman – category: luxury / rooms: 106 / opening: Dec. 2012
Eva Hotel, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. – category: first class / rooms: 417 / opening. Jan. 2013
Starwood, Bursa, Turkey – category: first class / rooms: 133 / opening: May 2013
Marsa Zayed Aqaba, Jordan – category: luxury / rooms: 1050 / opening: Jan. 2014
Shaza Bahrain Bay, Bahrain – category: luxury / rooms: 285 / opening March 2014
The Italian Tower, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. – category: luxury / rooms: 300 / opening: Feb. 2015
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