Region overview: 277 new hotels coming to Central and Eastern Europe [Construction Report]
Poland’s stylish Mövenpick Kołobrzeg scheme is scheduled to open in 2022
The TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database shows that Central and Eastern Europe have 277 hotel schemes in their pipeline, with Budapest emerging as the region’s most active city.
Overall, 277 hotels with 63,680 rooms are on the cards across Central and Eastern Europe, according to our research team. We find out more about this impressive development slate.
Hotel openings by year in Central and Eastern Europe
In total, 124 launches are planned for 2021, adding 23,243 keys to the region’s offering. As for 2022, 49 hotels are due to open and they’ll bring 8,804 extra rooms into play.
For now at least, it looks like things will continue to slow down in 2023 – only 18 properties with 4,317 keys are currently slated to go live in that year. But for 2024 and beyond, another 86 properties and 27,316 rooms have already been pencilled in.
170 of the 277 properties will be in the four-star category, while the other 107 will be in the five-star segment.
Most rapidly expanding national hotel markets
Poland leads our rundown with 62 openings and 12,314 keys, just ahead of Russia with 61 planned launches and 11,392 rooms.
Croatia takes third place with 34 new hotels and an impressive 11,927 keys. This relatively high room count points to the fact that several large-scale projects have already been lined up across the country.
In Montenegro, meanwhile, 18 hotels will open their doors and add 4,936 rooms to the country’s offering, with Romania rounding out the list courtesy of its 15 properties and 2,538 keys.
Central and Eastern Europe’s top urban growth centres
Hungary’s capital Budapest will see 14 new hotels welcome guests in the coming years. These will add no fewer than 2,585 rooms to the historic city’s offering.
Elsewhere, Moscow will get 11 additional hotels, while nine new properties are coming to Prague. And eight projects apiece are on their way in two Polish cities, Warsaw and Krakow.
Stunning new hotel projects in Central and Eastern Europe
In Poland, Mövenpick Kołobrzeg represents an interesting addition to the highly regarded brand’s portfolio. Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has signed a deal with Marvipol Development to create a 266-key five-star hotel in the popular resort destination on the Baltic Sea. Once it opens in 2022, guests will get to enjoy direct access to the beach, as well as state-of-the-art spa and conference facilities.
Moving on, the 120-room Ritz-Carlton, Montenegro will be the first property for Marriott International’s iconic luxury brand in the country. Set to open in 2023, the project is being developed as a partnership between Marriott and Northstar DOO, with funding supplied by Al Yasra. The hotel, located only 30 minutes from Tivat International Airport on the top of the Luštica Peninsula, will offer unrivalled views of the Adriatic Sea. There’ll be three restaurants, a beach bar, indoor and outdoor pools, a salt-water lido pool, a world-class spa and fitness room, and well-equipped Ritz Kids and Teen clubs.
Over in the Czech Republic, Hard Rock International’s European expansion drive continues apace, with the company having partnered with EP Real Estate to launch Hard Rock Hotel Letna Prague. This 523-room hotel will be located in the centre of Prague and boast a top-floor rooftop bar, as well as a specialty restaurant with spectacular views across the city. The property will also boast a coffee shop, which transforms into a bar in the evening and, of course, signature facilities like the Rock Shop, Body Rock Fitness Centre and Rock Spa.
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.