According to a new report from JLL, prepared for the Hotel Show 2016, 621 new hotel rooms opened in Dubai during Q1 2016, and 9,400 additional rooms will be added to the market by the end of the year.
New properties opening in the coming months include: Lapita Hotel Dubai at Dubai Parks and Resorts; Hard Rock Hotel Dubai Marina; Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah; and Nikki Beach Resort and Spa Dubai.
“This is an important and exciting time for Dubai’s hospitality and leisure industry,” said Gary Williams, event director of the dmg events hospitality portfolio including The Hotel Show and The Leisure Show. “Over the course of the next six months, world-famous brands including W Hotels & Resorts, Hard Rock Hotels, and Nikki Beach are entering the Dubai market for the first time, while two major new theme parks – IMG Worlds of Adventure and Dubai Parks and Resorts – are set to open their gates.”
Alexander Schneider, general manager of the Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai commented: “More than 40,000 people visited the Nikki Beach Club Dubai in its first 3 months of opening, and our hotel, villas, residences and the first Nikki Spa in the world will open here by the end of 2016. We are proud to bring a unique product to this market in an exclusive location on the Pearl Jumeira.”