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STR: Middle East and Africa hotel pipeline for September 2017

October 17, 2017 Hotel Trends No Comments Email Email

STR’s September 2017 Pipeline Report shows 164,497 rooms in 574 hotel projects Under Contract in the Middle East and 55,349 rooms in 299 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 3.4% increase in rooms Under Contract compared with September 2016. Specifically in the In Construction phase, the Middle East reported 96,694 rooms in 302 projects. Based on number of rooms, that is a 15.9% increase in year-over-year comparisons.

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

Chain Scale In Construction Under Contract
Luxury 13,072 23,612
Upper Upscale 26,363 42,606
Upscale 17,005 38,705
Upper Midscale 10,549 18,962
Midscale 4,835 11,098
Economy
Unaffiliated 24,870 29,514
Total 96,694 164,497

Source: STR / report as of September 2017, activity reported through August 2017. Under Contract data includes those projects in the In Construction, Final Planning and Planning stages

The Under Contract total in Africa represents a 2.7% decrease in rooms Under Contract compared with September 2016. In the In Construction phase, Africa reported 27,096 rooms in 152 hotels. Based on number of rooms, that is a 6.6% decrease in year-over-year comparisons.

Africa pipeline by Chain Scale (number of rooms):

Chain Scale In Construction Under Contract
Luxury 3,130 7,291
Upper Upscale 10,923 22,061
Upscale 6,887 13,937
Upper Midscale 1,726 4,312
Midscale 3,733 5,697
Economy
Unaffiliated 697 2,051
Total 27,096 55,349

Source: STR / report as of September 2017, activity reported through August 2017. Under Contract data includes those projects in the In Construction, Final Planning and Planning stages

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