48 new hotels to open in Middle East in 2010

17 March 2010

Dubai-based research firm, Proleads has said that the GCC is likely to see 48 new hotels with 14,178 rooms open in 2010, at an estimated cost of $7.3bn. Maggie Moore, Exhibition Director of The Hotel Show said that the UAE alone has over 5,700 rooms coming to market in 2010. 'It is forecast that there will be another 21 hotels with 7,000 hotel rooms in Saudi Arabia by 2013, 2,000 of which will open this year,' Moore added. According to Proleads, the Qatar hospitality market will also see a total of 1,961 new hotel rooms expected to be added during this year, with a total of 21 new hotels coming online by 2013.

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