Larger-Finish Chain Scale Tasks Dominate the Center East Lodge Development Pipeline, Reaching File Highs at Q3 Shut

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In response to the Q3 2023 Center East Development Pipeline Development Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), on the finish of the third quarter, the resort development pipeline within the area stands at 585 initiatives/139,582 rooms. Undertaking counts within the area are up 9%, whereas room counts present a 3% improve year-over-year (YOY).

Tasks presently underneath development stand at 320 initiatives/83,760 rooms. Tasks scheduled to begin development within the subsequent 12 months stand at 103 initiatives/24,041 rooms, up 18% by initiatives and 11% by rooms YOY. Tasks within the early strategy planning stage stand at 162 initiatives/31,781 rooms, up 27% and 22%, respectively, YOY.

The Center East, with a median of 239 rooms per development mission, continues to have the biggest resort development initiatives within the pipeline of any area on the planet, with most of those initiatives belonging to the highest three chain scales. A whopping eighty-two % of the Center East’s initiatives at Q3 are concentrated inside the luxurious, higher upscale, and upscale chain scales. Whole luxurious resort development initiatives within the Center East are up 26% YOY and presently stand at a file 156 initiatives with 33,346 rooms. Higher Upscale initiatives and room counts additionally reached file highs this quarter of 160 initiatives/40,789 rooms, a 22% improve in initiatives YOY. Upscale resort development initiatives closed the quarter at 163 initiatives/41,339 rooms.

Nations with the best variety of initiatives within the development pipeline on the shut of the third quarter are led by Saudi Arabia, with 275 initiatives/67,614 rooms and accounting for 47% of the initiatives within the area’s complete pipeline. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) follows with 107 initiatives/27,276 rooms, then Egypt with 91 initiatives/21,788 rooms. Subsequent is Qatar with 35 initiatives/8,526 rooms, and Oman with 33 initiatives/6,598 rooms.

Dubai, with 66 initiatives/18,787 rooms, continues to dominate the development pipeline within the UAE at Q3.

Cities with the biggest resort development pipelines at Q3 are Saudi Arabia’s Provincial area with 115 initiatives/25,333 rooms, and Riyadh with an all-time excessive of 87 initiatives with 16,498 rooms. Jeddah follows with 51 initiatives/11,144 rooms, then Cairo with 33 initiatives/7,690 rooms, and Doha with 31 initiatives/7,690 rooms. Fifty-four % of the initiatives within the development pipeline within the Center East are discovered inside these 5 cities.

By the third quarter, 22 new resorts, accounting for six,173 rooms, opened all through the Center East. The LE forecast for brand spanking new resort openings expects that the Center East is on observe to open a complete of 64 new resorts with 15,193 rooms by year-end. LE analysts forecast that new resort openings within the Center East in 2024 will rise to 110 resorts/25,644 rooms, and rise once more in 2025, with 112 new resorts/23,346 rooms anticipated to open.

Hannah Paoletti
Media Relations Supervisor
+1 603 427 9556
Lodging Econometrics


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