According to STR, the Middle East region reported 159,581 rooms in 556 hotel projects under contract in January, while Africa reported 58,850 rooms in 313 projects under contract.
LONDON—STR’s January 2017 Pipeline Report shows 159,581 rooms in 556 hotel projects Under Contract in the Middle East and 58,850 rooms in 313 projects Under Contract in Africa.
Under Contract data includes projects in the In Construction, Final Planning and Planning stages but does not include projects in the Unconfirmed stage.
The Under Contract total in the Middle East represents a 5.1% increase in rooms Under Contract compared with January 2016. Specifically in the In Construction phase, the Middle East reported 85,827 rooms in 269 hotels. Based on number of rooms, that is a 6.8% increase in year-over-year comparisons.
The Under Contract total in Africa represents a 5.4% decrease in rooms Under Contract compared with January 2016. Specifically in the In Construction phase, Africa reported 30,213 rooms in 162 hotels. Based on number of rooms, that is a 4.8% increase in year-over-year comparisons.
Four countries in the Middle East and Africa region reported more than 5,000 rooms In Construction:
- Saudi Arabia (36,742 rooms in 85 projects)
- United Arab Emirates (28,898 rooms in 99 projects)
- Qatar (8,462 rooms in 34 projects)
- Egypt (5,734 rooms in 14 projects)
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