Majority of the 183 new hotels due to be built are expected to open before 2020
As many as 183 new hotels are set to be built in the UAE, adding 54,000 guest rooms to the market, according to a new report.
The hotel construction report by TopHotelProjects, prepared exclusively for The Hotel Show Dubai 2016, reveals that the majority of the new hotels are expected to open before 2020.
The busiest years are forecast to be 2017, with 56 project openings, and 2018, with 58 hotels set to launch, according to a statement.
Hotels set to open during this time include the Paramount Hotel Dubai (in 2017); Hard Rock Hotel Abu Dhabi (2017); Citymax Hotel Ras Al Khaimah (2017); and Marriott Dubai Jumeirah (2018).
Dubai and Abu Dhabi continue to lead in hotel construction across the UAE with a combined 155 hotel projects and 47,619 rooms in the pipeline. Other emirates with hotel construction underway include: Sharjah with six projects (959 rooms) and Ras Al-Khaimah with five projects (1,847 rooms).
Thomas van Vliet, CEO of Paramount Hotels & Resorts, said: “The hotel, part of a mixed use complex also housing 1197 serviced residences, offers a luxurious experience with a Californian edge and Hollywood vibe, housing 823 guest rooms and suites, some of which are themed after Paramount Pictures movies. We have three more projects underway in Dubai, with a total of 1383 keys.”
Peter Katusak-Huzsvar, General Manager of W Dubai, added: “Following the launch of W Dubai – Al Habtoor City, the brand is set to rapidly grow its portfolio in the Middle East with four new openings in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE; Amman, Jordan; and Muscat, Oman.”