Construction Pipeline Middle East And Africa

Middle East Hotel Development Pipeline Under Contract Up 3.6 Percent YOY for June 2017

- The Middle East reported a 15.6% year-over-year increase in rooms in construction in June, while Africa reported a 6.5% year-over-year decrease in rooms in construction for the month.

STR’s June 2017 Pipeline Report shows 160,120 rooms in 583 hotel projects Under Contract in the Middle East and 56,289 rooms in 310 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 3.6% increase in rooms Under Contract compared with June 2016. Specifically in the In Construction phase, the Middle East reported 94,748 rooms in 300 projects. Based on number of rooms, that is a 15.6% increase in year-over-year comparisons. 

Middle East pipeline by Chain Scale (number of rooms):

Chain Scale

In Construction

Under Contract

Luxury

13,133

22,985

Upper Upscale

26,449

44,650

Upscale

16,538

35,512

Upper Midscale

10,160

17,760

Midscale

4,787

10,205

Economy

-

-

Unaffiliated

23,681

29,008

Total

94,748

160,120

Source: STR / report as of June 2017, activity reported through May 2017                                                

Under Contract data includes those projects in the In Construction, Final Planning and Planning stages 

The Under Contract total in Africa represents a 1.0% increase in rooms Under Contract compared with June 2016. In the In Construction phase, Africa reported 28,700 rooms in 165 hotels. Based on number of rooms, that is a 6.5% decrease in year-over-year comparisons. 

Africa pipeline by Chain Scale (number of rooms):

Chain Scale

In Construction

Under Contract

Luxury

3,130

7,392

Upper Upscale

11,596

22,115

Upscale

6,775

14,562

Upper Midscale

1,848

4,217

Midscale

4,244

5,662

Economy

-

-

Unaffiliated

1,107

2,341

Total

28,700

56,289

Source: STR / report as of June 2017, activity reported through May 2017                                                

Under Contract data includes those projects in the In Construction, Final Planning and Planning stages

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