1,452 hotels currently in healthy EMEA project pipeline: Caroline List
Dubai will see the lion’s share of EMEA hotel construction in the coming years, with 137 projects underway or in planning, according to the TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION database.
The Europe, Middle East and Africa region will see 246,891 new hotel rooms, TOPHOTELPROJECTS International Sales Director Caroline List tells delegates at the HDE Hotel Design EMEA conference in Algarve, Portugal
Nearly a quarter of a million new rooms are being built in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in the coming years, which is a sign of a revving hospitality industry across the regions.
This is according to latest figures presented by TOPHOTELPROJECTS International Sales Director Caroline List at the HDE Hotel Design EMEA conference in Portugal.
List presented figures that reflected a healthy hospitality market across the various regions, boasting an incredible 1,452 projects in its pipeline, bringing a total of 246,891 rooms to the EMEA, according to data from TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION.
European tourism is looking good, with the continent receiving the largest number of international visitors at 671 million.
TOPHOTELPROJECTS heads to Portugal for HDE
TOPHOTELPROJECTS International Sales Director Caroline List attended the HDE Hotel Design EMEA conference in Algarve, Portugal, which took place from May 7 to 9.
The conference, brings together the biggest names in hospitality design, with interior designers, architects, specifiers and hotel owners all in attendance. The focus is very much on Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and delegates listened intently as stats and insights about these markets were presented.
Germany, UK and UAE set to thrive in coming years
Addressing the event on May 8, List said the hotel pipeline is looking good in Germany, the UK and the UAE. Germany has 382 projects in the pipeline, which should bring an additional 57,971 rooms to this European lynchpin. The UK seems to be dodging further Brexit uncertainty with the exit delayed until October, and the hotel industry seems to be responding positively with 285 ongoing projects in the nation, bringing a further 40,588 rooms over the coming years. Next up is the United Arab Emirates, which can expect an additional key count of 59,072 rooms, thanks to 194 new hotel properties.
Middle Eastern cities to be points of regional focus
Aside from the obvious metropolis of London making into the top five cities in the EMEA pipeline, all other urban areas are located in the Middle East. Dubai, Riyadh, Doha and Jeddah take up the first, third, fourth and fifth places on the list respectively, cementing the Middle East’s position as a hospitality powerhouse. Dubai will see the lion’s share of hotel construction in the coming years, with 137 projects underway or in planning, while Riyadh will get 41 new properties, Doha 35 and Jeddah 33.
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