316 new build hotels are expected to open in the Middle East and Africa in 2017, equivalent to 84,377 rooms.
This is according to data produced by the TopHotelProjects for The Middle East and Africa Hotel Construction Overview report, which is expected to be released ahead of The Hotel Show Dubai 2016, which starts on Saturday September 17.
According to the report, the UAE accounts for 20% of this development, with a total of 59 hotel projects in the pipeline and expected to open in 2017. Dubai alone has a total of 138 hotel projects currently in the pipeline.
From the 2017 pipeline figures, Saudi Arabia accounts for 51 projects, Turkey accounts for 28, Qatar accounts for 18 and Morocco have 17 hotel projects underway… see more