Topic: Construction Pipeline
The region has a total of 6,268 hotel projects with 800,298 guestrooms in the construction pipeline.
The global construction pipeline has increased seven percent from hotel projects year-over-year.
China's total construction pipeline currently has 2,481 hotel projects with 546,424 guestrooms.
Saudi Arabia has a pipeline of 209 hotel projects while Nigeria's pipeline has 38 projects.
Germany and the United Kingdom share the top spot in Europe’s construction pipeline with 246 projects each.
Of those expected to open, 511 hotels with 50,105 rooms will be upper-midscale, the highest count of any chain scale.
However, development is slowing in the city, which accounts for 25 percent of the South African pipeline with 1,063 guestrooms in six hotels.
Dorsett Hotels & Resorts has set plans to expand in the UK with a £700-million investment to open new properties in London and Manchester.
Swiss-Belhotel will introduce its Grand Swiss-Belhotel and Swiss-Belresidences in Bahrain with two new hotels.
The beachfront property is slated to open after 2020 on Deira Island in Dubai.