Mid­dle East ho­tel pipe­line hits 546 projects

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March 2017 Pipe­line Report shows 153,298 rooms in 546 ho­tel projects Un­der Con­tract in the Mid­dle East and 59,200 rooms in 319 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 1.1% in­crease in rooms Un­der Con­tract com­pared with March 2016.

Specif­i­cally in the In Con­struc­tion phase, the Mid­dle East re­ported 79,960 rooms in 258 ho­tels. Based on num­ber of rooms, that is a 0.6% de­crease in year-overyear com­par­isons.

The big­gest pro­por­tion of rooms pipelined fall in the up­per up­scale cat­e­gory with 23,289 In Con­struc­tion and 43,619 Un­der Con­tract. How­ever, al­most as many rooms are un­af­fil­i­ated (23,116 and 29,255).

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