More hotel rooms are underway in the Middle East

More hotel rooms are underway in the Middle East

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The Middle East room construction total represented a 21 percent increase compared with January 2018, while the Africa room construction total represented a four percent increase year over year, according to recent data released by STR.

446 properties are under construction in the Middle East and will be adding over 127,000 rooms to the region’s inventory. 56,000 rooms are under construction in the UAE, 43,400 in the KSA, and 13,600 in Qatar. 126 properties are in the final planning, and 183 in the planning phase. Together, they will add over 74,000 new rooms.

In Africa, there are 151 properties under construction with 27,000 new rooms. Specifically, Egypt has 3,800 new rooms in its under construction pipeline. Over 200 hotels are in the final planning and planning phases, and will be adding over 38,400 new rooms.

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