A snapshot of Qatar’s evolving hospitality landscape by Knight Frank

A snapshot of Qatar’s evolving hospitality landscape by Knight Frank

The Downtown Doha City Skyline at Sunset, Qatar.

In the wake of the successful 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar’s hospitality sector is making headlines in the Knight Frank 2023 summer report. Indeed, the report delved into the expanding hotel room supply, marking a robust trend post World Cup.

According to the Knight Frank 2023 summer report, the tourism sector in Qatar continues to flourish.

There has been a remarkable 206 percent increase in visitor numbers, totaling 1.77 million for the first five months of 2023, compared to the same period last year (STR). Moreover, several events, including the vibrant festivities presented as part of Qatar Tourism’s “Feel Winter in Qatar” campaign and world-class sporting events such as TotalEnergies Open and ExxonMobil Open, have contributed to the surge in tourism arrivals.

The report also highlighted a continuous rise in hotel room supply. Over 1,230 keys were added during the first six months of 2023. This follows an exceptional increase in room numbers in 2022. Around 7,265 keys were delivered, bringing the total hotel inventory in the country to 38,750 rooms.

Despite the increased visitor arrivals, the report acknowledged a nuanced aspect of the market. The average occupancy rate slightly decreased from 58 percent to 53 percent over the first six months of the year, suggesting that the market is adjusting dynamically to the increased capacity, reflecting the post-event landscape in its evolving hospitality sector.

Click here for the full report.


Website Icon png images | PNGEgg me.knightfrank.com


For more news click here

Add to Favorites
About author

Rita Ghantous

Rita Ghantous is a hospitality aficionado and a passionate writer with over 9 years’ experience in journalism and 5 years experience in the hospitality sector. Her passion for the performance arts and writing, started early. At 10 years old she was praised for her solo performance of the Beatles song “All My Love” accompanied by a guitarist, and was approached by a French talent scout during her school play. However, her love for writing was stronger. Fresh out of school, she became a freelance journalist for Noun Magazine and was awarded the Silver Award Cup for Outstanding Poetry, by The International Library of Poetry (Washington DC). She studied Business Management and earned a Masters degree from Saint Joseph University (USJ), her thesis was published in the Proche-Orient, Études en Management book. She then pursued a career in the hospitality industry but didn’t give up writing, that is why she launched the Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun Newsletter. Her love for the industry and journalism led her to Hospitality Services - the organizers of the HORECA trade show in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, as well as Salon Du Chocolat, Beirut Cooking Festival, Whisky Live and other regional shows. She is currently the Publications Executive of Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavors and Lebanon Traveler. It is with ultimate devotion for her magazines that she demonstrates her hospitality savoir-faire.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *