The total pipeline includes 573 projects and is up 11 percent by projects year-over-year.
Major hospitality companies feeding the Middle East’s construction pipeline are; Marriott International (96 projects), Hilton Worldwide (92 projects), and AccorHotels (83 projects).
The brand with the largest growth is Hilton’s full-service hotel (29 projects), Courtyard by Marriott (20 projects), and Accor’s Novotel (14 projects).
Additionally, countries set to enjoy the pipeline’s largest share are; Saudi Arabia (202 projects), UAE (191) and Qatar with 60 projects.
Cities with the largest pipelines, include; Dubai with 143, Doha with 56 and Riyadh with 55 projects.