October 2021 overview: 50,000 new hotel rooms due to launch [Infographic]

by | 01 Oct 2021 | Hotel Openings, Projects

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley

A scan through the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database reveals what’s in store this month, with dozens of projects completing across North America, APAC and Europe.

October 2021 will be a busy month for the international hotel industry – 268 hotels and 50,512 rooms are expected to go live in total, according to our exclusive research. We take a closer look at these imminent openings and consider which schemes should really be on your radar.

Key growth regions in October 2021

North America takes the lead overall, with 76 projects and 14,069 rooms set to open, although APAC comes in a close second place courtesy of its tally of 73 properties and 15,444 keys. Europe concludes the top three, accounting for 67 launches and 10,442 rooms.

Elsewhere, 25 schemes with 5,786 keys are almost ready in the Middle East, while Latin America (14 hotels, 2,631 rooms) and Africa (13 projects, 2,140 keys) also have plenty to look forward to.

Of the 268 new properties due to be completed, close to two-thirds (179) will be in the four-star segment. The remaining third (89) will fall into the five-star category.

Top national growth markets in October 2021

In terms of country-by-country breakdowns, the US comes out ahead with 58 projects and 10,831 rooms approaching their launch date.

China takes second place with 33 openings and 7,096 rooms, followed by the UAE with 15 new hotels and 3,934 keys. However, the UAE is actually home to the world’s fastest growing urban hotel market, Dubai, which is awaiting the imminent launch of eight projects and 2,717 rooms.

Germany follows with 13 schemes and 1,846 rooms, ranking just ahead of the UK with ten properties and 1,012 keys.

Top hotel brands expanding in October 2021

Three of Hilton’s brands have taken the top three spots in this particular rundown.

Signature brand Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Garden Inn will each grow their offering by eight hotels, with 2,977 for the former and 1,172 for the latter. This means that Hilton Hotels & Resorts will be adding significantly larger projects on average.

DoubleTree by Hilton rounds out the top three, contributing six properties and 1,225 keys to the global hospitality scene.

This month’s most anticipated hotel openings

In Texas, Aloft Fort Worth Trophy Club Town Center will bring Marriott International’s music-inspired lifestyle brand to the northern edge of this bustling city. The 132-room property will be part of the 26-acre mixed-use Trophy Club development, which will include luxury homes, retail space, offices, apartments and landscaped green spaces.

Over on the West Coast, the luxury brand Four Seasons will launch its newest hotel in California, the 85-room Four Seasons Resort and Residence Napa Valley. Home to its own hand-farmed vineyard, the property will offer an unprecedented grape-to-glass experience. Guests and owners can avail themselves of three unique F&B offerings, multiple pools, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and a world-class spa, featuring the natural geothermal waters unique to the Calistoga region.

On the other side of the globe, in Qatar, Zulal Destination Spa & Family Resort will also begin welcoming guests. This 120-room resort, located on the northern tip of the country, will offer travellers access to 1.2 km of white-sand beaches. The complex will be divided into three areas, each catering for a distinctive target market, and feature an impressive array of amenities including spa areas, retail spaces and dining outlets.

Many TOPHOTELNEWS articles draw on exclusive information from the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database. This subscription-based product includes details of thousands of hotel projects around the world, along with the key decision-makers behind them. Please note, our data may differ from records held by other organisations. Generally, the database focuses on four- and five-star schemes of significant scale; tracks projects in either the vision, pre-planning, planning, under-construction, pre-opening or newly opened phase; and covers newbuilds, extensions, refurbishments and conversions.

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