Dubai Hotel Pipeline

Middle East reports 3.6% increase in room supply

by Sophia Soltani | 20 Dec 2016

STR’s November 2016 Pipeline Report has revealed that there are 159,922 rooms in 560 projects under contract in the Middle East and 58,878 rooms in 316 projects under contract in Africa. Figures revealed that the under contract total in the Middle East represents a 10.8% increase in rooms under contract compared with November 2015. Specifically

Middle East hotels see performance slump

by Sophia Soltani | 06 Dec 2016

According to the latest report from STR, hotels in the Middle East reported negative results in October 2016, while hotels in Africa posted mixed results in the three key performance metrics.  Compared with October 2015, the Middle East reported a 4.4% decrease in occupancy to 64%, a 9% drop in average daily rates (ADR) to

Middle East reports 11.7% increase in hotel supply

by Sophia Soltani | 15 Nov 2016

STR’s October 2016 hotel Pipeline Report has revealed that there is 158,714 rooms in 554 projects under contract in the Middle East and 57,740 rooms in 310 projects under contract in Africa. The under contract total in the Middle East represents an 11.7% increase in rooms under contract compared with October 2015. Specifically in the

Pipeline Yearbook 2017 to highlight female leaders in hospitality

by Sophia Soltani | 14 Nov 2016

Hotel News ME’s annual publication, The Pipeline Yearbook will return for a 2017 edition with a special focus on female leaders in hospitality. Featuring exclusive hotel pipeline news and a guide to key territories, the Pipeline Yearbook 2017 will place insight from leading female hoteliers in a first of its kind collaboration across the MENA

Pipeline Yearbook to return for second edition

by Sophia Soltani | 25 Oct 2016

Hotel News ME’s landmark annual publication, The Pipeline Yearbook will return for a 2017 edition. Featuring exclusive hotel pipeline news, a guide to key territories, insight from industry leaders and 30 leading hospitality suppliers you should know, The Pipeline Yearbook 2017 will be distributed with the January issue of Hotel News ME. Over 100 pages,

Analyst corner: Investment Flows

by Sophia Soltani | 25 Oct 2016

With an increase in cross-regional acquisitions and investment in the hotel sector, Simon Townsend, director strategic consultancy valuation, CBRE Research reveals why Middle Eastern investors are not solely concentrating their hotel investments in the domestic market, but diversifying their reach through luxury assets globally. While the Middle East remains a comparatively small investment market, investors are

UAE to account for 20% of new hotel development in 2017

by Sophia Soltani | 16 Sep 2016

More than 300 new hotels housing almost 85,000 guest rooms are set to open across the Middle East and Africa next year, latest industry figures have revealed. The Middle East and Africa Hotel Construction Overview report by TOPHOTELPROJECTS has reported that the region will welcome 316 new builds in 2017, between them opening the doors

Market update

by Dina Maaty | 14 Jul 2015

Philip Shepherd, PwC Middle East Hospitality & Leisure Leader and Alison Grinnell, PwC Middle East Hotels Leader discuss the Middle East cities hotel forecast for 2015 and 2016. Exponential growth Growth fundamentals for the region’s hotel industry remain strong, with solid performance in terms of ADR (average daily rate) and occupancy levels; however, external factors









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