New figures reveal Doha has 41 projects and 11,722 rooms in its hotel construction pipeline.
The Doha Hotel Construction Overview report by TOPHOTELPROJECTS has revealed that Doha is the third busiest city in the Middle East and Africa for hotel construction, behind Dubai, which has 133 active projects and Riyadh with 47 projects.
The report also reveals that Doha’s busiest year for hotel openings is forecast to be 2017 with 14 new properties entering the market, including: Pullman Doha West Bay (468 rooms), JW Marriott West Bay (297 rooms), Hilton Garden Inn Doha Al Sadd (225 rooms), and Millennium Plaza Doha (232 rooms).
Francois Kassab, Chief Operating Officer, Millennium and Copthorne Middle East and Africa, behind the Millennium Plaza Doha development opening early 2017 said: “We currently have three properties in Doha and believe the city has great potential to grow its hospitality sector.”
“According to the Qatar Tourism Authority, three million people visited Qatar in 2015, and they are aiming to attract four million tourists per year by 2020,” Kassab continued. “The plans are part of the country’s efforts to boost tourism GDP contribution over the next decade, supported by $40-45 billion worth of investment under its National Tourism Sector Strategy 2030. Qatar is working to position itself as a world-class hub with deep cultural roots, by creating a high profile product that will appeal to all market segments from cultural tourists and families to sports fans and business travellers.”
The 5-star Millennium Plaza Doha will open as part of the new Barwa Al Sadd development located in the heart of Doha. Comprised of four high rise towers offering commercial, residential and office space, the major project, currently under construction, will also offer a range of restaurants, shops and recreational facilities.
TOPHOTELPROJECTS will present on development hotspots in the Middle East and Africa including Doha at The Hotel Show Dubai’s annual Vision Conference.