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Hotel openings worldwide: The world’s most exciting new hotel projects [Infographic]

by | Sep 21, 2019 | Projects

The US is the leader in global hotel constructions. One exciting project is the W Los Angeles, due to open in 2021.

Over 4,000 hotels are set to open in the coming years… Time to find out more about the hottest hospitality markets!

In the next few years, thousands of new hotels and resorts will open worldwide.

This article reveals which properties deserve special attention and which markets are the most happening.

Continents with solid growth forecasts

Asia continues to grow rapidly with 2,667 projects and 690,917 rooms in the pipeline. Almost half of them are expected to open in China.

North America is in second place with 1,728 new hotels and Europe takes third place with 1,504 openings.

Africa is progressing at a slower pace with 289 projects. Oceania will welcome 233 hotels while 217 hotels will be launched in South America.

According to the TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION online database 6,632 hotel projects are currently worldwide in progress:

The fastest-growing countries and cities

The United States tops the list with 1,384 projects and 277,837 rooms, followed closely by China with 1,132 new hotels with 275,601 rooms.

In China, especially in Chengdu (54), Shanghai (49) and Hangzhou (39) are growth hubs.

Rather far behind China and the US in terms of the absolute number of properties, Germany and the United Kingdom are in third and fourth place with 380 and 308 hotels in their pipelines, which is remarkable growth for these established markets. As expected, London recorded the largest increase in the UK with 78 projects.

The United Arab Emirates are also expanding strongly with 196 new hotels and 59,056 rooms and are growing their already well-developed market with 140 new hotels in Dubai alone.

In emerging areas such as India, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia, 158, 148 and 141 new hotels respectively meet the ever-increasing demand for quality accommodation.

The Saudi capital Riad, for example, is to receive 43 new hotels in the next few years.

The world’s top hotel brands

Marriott International is the world leader with 940 new hotels and resorts and 1,467,539 rooms coming into the market. Hilton Worldwide plans 677 properties with 136,013 rooms.

InterContinental Hotels Group and Accor are also growing steadily with 456 and 407 openings worldwide.

Radisson trails behind its global counterparts with 192 projects in the pipeline.

A closer look at some interesting projects

By 2022, an Eco-Resort complex with several hotels and leisure centres is to be built in Mui Dinh, Vietnam.

This project will have up to 7,500 rooms, be environmentally friendly and bring an economic upswing to a currently less developed region of Vietnam.

In Cairo, preparations for the opening of the new St. Regis Cairo are in the final round. 366 luxurious rooms with views over the Nile and a prime location in the city centre make this hotel unique.

In West Hollywood Marriott is finalising an impressive new property for its lifestyle brand EDITION, set to launch in December 2019. Offering luxury at the highest level, the hotel will feature a rooftop pool, a spacious spa and a restaurant with a Michelin-star chef.

Let’s take a look at a few more hotel projects:

Even Hotel Auckland


Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne



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