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There are 541 new hotels in the pipeline across the Middle East – bringing an additional 158,950 hotel rooms to the region, an industry report has revealed
The Middle East Hotel Construction Overview report prepared by Top Hotel Projects for the Hotel Show Dubai 2016 forecasts that the majority of new hotel rooms will open before 2020. The report predicts that the UAE and Saudi Arabia (134 projects) remain the most active hotel construction hotspots in the region180 and 134 projects, respectively.
According to the report, the busiest year for hotel openings leading up to 2020 will be 2017 with 189 projects and 58,527 rooms. Notable hotel openings scheduled for 2017 include the world’s largest hotel in Makkah, Saudi Arabia with 10,000 rooms, and the world’s first Paramount Hotels and Resorts property – the Paramount Hotel in Dubai.
“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, taking place 17-19 September 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
This year, the 17th edition of the Hotel Show, the largest hospitality supply event in the region, will run at the same time as Windows, Doors & Façades Event and Intersolar Middle East at the DWTC. The new Windows, Doors & Façade Event (18-20 September 2016) is a dedicated platform for global consultants, manufacturers and distributors of window, door and façade products, and will compliment the interiors, lighting and design showcase at The Hotel Show.
Meanwhile, Intersolar Middle East (19-21 September 2016) is focused on solar energy and sustainability, an important trend in hospitality.
According to the organisers, the three complimentary events will provide an opportunity for professionals to source new products, network and learn about hotel construction in the Middle East.