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The Middle Eastern Hotel Sector - November 2015

“Economy and midscale hotels offer the best opportunities for development in much of the Middle East. Otherwise, there is increasing risk of oversupply – especially in Dubai, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.”

This report looks at the following areas:

  • How are macroeconomic developments expected to impact the region’s hotel sector in the coming years?
  • What has been the recent trend in hotel performance in the region and what is the current outlook?
  • Which markets offer development opportunities and for what type of hotels?
  • Which markets are heading for oversupply?
  • Who are the key players in the Middle Eastern hotel market and what are their prospects?

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction

    • Data Sources

      • Overview

        • Outlook for spending on travel and tourism
          • Figure 1: Spending* on travel and tourism in the Middle East, 2014 & 2025
        • Spending on domestic travel
          • Figure 2: Trend in real* spending on domestic travel in selected Middle Eastern countries, 2014-20
        • Spending on leisure travel
          • Figure 3: Trend in real* spending on leisure travel in selected Middle Eastern countries, 2014-20
        • Spending on business travel
          • Figure 4: Trend in real* spending on business travel in selected Middle Eastern countries, 2014-20
        • Incoming receipts
          • Figure 5: Trend in real* incoming receipts, by selected Middle Eastern country, 2014-25
        • Recent trend in Middle Eastern hotel performance
          • Figure 6: Hotel occupancy in major Middle Eastern markets, 2010-14
          • Figure 7: Average daily rates for hotels in major Middle Eastern markets, 2010-14
          • Figure 8: RevPAR in major Middle Eastern Hotel markets, 2010-14
      • Individual Country Hotel Markets

          • Bahrain
            • Hotel performance
              • Figure 9: Performance of Bahrain’s hotel sector, January-August, 2014-15
            • Hotel supply
              • Figure 10: Bahrain’s hotel stock, 2010-13
            • Egypt
              • Russians still dominate incoming
                • Hotel performance
                  • Figure 11: Performance of the Egyptian hotel sector, January-August, 2014-15
                • Hotel supply
                  • Figure 12: Egypt’s hotel capacity: hotels and rooms, 1989-2014
                  • Figure 13: Breakdown of Egypt's hotel supply, by grade: hotels and rooms, 2014
                • Cairo
                  • Hotel performance
                    • Figure 14: Performance of Cairo’s hotel sector, January-August, 2014-15
                  • Hotel supply
                    • Figure 15: Forecasted growth in rooms in three-, four- and five-star hotels in Cairo, Q2 2014-FY 2017
                  • Sharm el-Sheikh
                    • Hotel performance
                      • Figure 16: Recent trend in Sharm el-Sheikh hotel performance, Q2 2013-year-end 2015
                    • Hotel supply
                      • Figure 17: Forecasted growth in rooms in three-, four- and five-star hotels in Sharm el-Sheikh, Q2 2014-FY 2017
                    • Hurghada
                      • Hotel performance
                        • Figure 18: Recent trend in Hurghada hotel performance, Q2 2013-year-end 2015
                      • Hotel supply
                        • Figure 19: Forecasted growth in rooms in three-, four- and five-star hotels in Hurghada, Q2 2014-FY 2017
                      • Alexandria
                        • Hotel performance
                          • Figure 20: Recent trend in Alexandria's hotel performance, Q2 2013-year-end 2015
                        • Hotel supply
                          • Figure 21: Forecasted growth in rooms in three-, four- & five-star hotels in Alexandria, Q2 2014-FY 2017
                        • Jordan
                          • Hotel performance
                            • Figure 22: Performance of the Jordanian hotel sector, January-August, 2014-15
                          • Hotel supply
                            • Figure 23: Jordan’s lodging capacity by type of accommodation, 2015
                            • Figure 24: Jordan’s lodging-sector employees, by type of accommodation, 2015
                          • Amman
                            • Hotel performance
                              • Figure 25: Performance of Amman’s hotel sector, January-August 2014-15
                            • Hotel supply
                              • Figure 26: Amman's lodging capacity, by type of accommodation, 2015
                              • Figure 27: Amman’s lodging employees, by type of accommodation, 2015
                            • Kuwait
                              • Hotel performance
                                • Figure 28: Performance of Kuwait’s hotel sector, January-August 2014-15
                              • Hotel supply
                                • Lebanon
                                  • Hotel performance
                                    • Figure 29: Performance of Lebanon’s hotel sector, January-August 2014-15
                                  • Hotel supply
                                    • Beirut
                                      • Hotel performance
                                        • Figure 30: Performance of Beirut’s hotel sector, January-August 2014-15
                                      • Hotel supply
                                        • Oman
                                          • Hotel performance
                                            • Figure 31: Performance of Oman's hotel sector, January-August 2014-15
                                          • Hotel supply
                                            • Hotel projects worth US $3.3 billion
                                              • Muscat
                                                • Hotel performance
                                                  • Figure 32: Performance of Muscat's hotel sector, January-August 2014-15
                                                • Qatar
                                                  • Hotel performance
                                                    • Figure 33: Performance of Qatar’s hotel sector, January-August 2014-15
                                                  • Doha
                                                    • Hotel performance
                                                      • Figure 34: Performance of Doha's hotel sector, January-August 2014-15
                                                    • Hotel supply
                                                      • Figure 35: Percentage share, by grade of hotel, 2012-30
                                                    • Saudi Arabia
                                                      • Figure 36: Key indicators for Saudi Arabian tourism, 2014, 2015 & 2020
                                                    • Hotel performance
                                                      • Figure 37: Performance of Saudi Arabia’s hotel sector, January-August 2014-15
                                                    • Hotel supply
                                                      • Figure 38: Saudi Arabia’s accommodation sector, 2015
                                                    • Jeddah
                                                      • Hotel performance
                                                        • Figure 39: Recent trend in Jeddah’s hotel performance Q2 2013-year-end 2015
                                                      • Hotel supply
                                                        • Figure 40: Forecasted growth in rooms in three-, four- and five-star hotels in Jeddah, Q2 2014-FY 2017
                                                      • Riyadh
                                                        • Hotel performance
                                                          • Figure 41: Performance of Riyadh’s hotel sector, January-August 2014-15
                                                        • Hotel supply
                                                          • Figure 42: Forecasted growth in rooms in three-, four- and five-star hotels in Riyadh, Q2 2014-FY 2017
                                                        • Makkah
                                                          • Growth prospects not impacted by recent tragedies
                                                            • Hotel performance
                                                              • Figure 43: Recent trend in Makkah’s hotel performance, Q2 2013-year-end 2015
                                                            • Hotel supply
                                                              • Figure 44: Forecasted growth in rooms in three-, four- and five-star hotels in Makkah, Q2 2014-FY 2017
                                                            • Madinah
                                                              • Hotel performance
                                                                • Figure 45: Recent trend in Madinah’s hotel performance, Q2 2013-year-end 2015
                                                              • Hotel supply
                                                                • Figure 46: Forecasted growth in rooms in three-, four- and five-star hotels in Madinah, Q2 2014-FY 2017
                                                              • United Arab Emirates
                                                                • Hotel performance
                                                                  • Figure 47: Performance of the UAE’s hotel sector, January-August 2014-15
                                                                • Abu Dhabi
                                                                  • Hotel performance
                                                                    • Figure 48: Hotel performance key figures in Abu Dhabi, January-June, 2014 & 2015
                                                                    • Figure 49: Hotel performance key figures in Abu Dhabi, June, 2014 & 2015
                                                                  • Hotel supply
                                                                    • Dubai
                                                                      • Hotel performance
                                                                        • Figure 50: Performance of Dubai’s hotel sector, January-August 2014-15
                                                                      • Hotel supply
                                                                        • Figure 51: Supply and demand in the Dubai hotel sector, 2012-14
                                                                    • International Chains in the Middle East

                                                                        • AccorHotels
                                                                          • Figure 52: AccorHotels’ Middle Eastern portfolio, by country and brand, 2015
                                                                        • Carlson Rezidor
                                                                          • Figure 53: Rezidor’s Middle Eastern portfolio, end September 2015
                                                                        • Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
                                                                          • Figure 54: Fairmont’s Middle Eastern portfolio, 2015
                                                                          • Figure 55: Fairmont’s Middle Eastern hotel development pipeline, 2015
                                                                        • Hilton
                                                                          • Figure 56: Hilton’s Middle Eastern portfolio as of Q2 2015
                                                                        • An impressive pipeline
                                                                          • Figure 57: Hilton’s Middle Eastern pipeline as of Q2 2015
                                                                        • IHG
                                                                          • Figure 58: IHG’s portfolio by brand in AMEA, 30 September 2015
                                                                          • Figure 59: IHG’s development pipeline by brand in AMEA, 30 September 2015
                                                                        • Marriott Hotels & Resorts
                                                                          • Figure 60: Marriott’s Middle Eastern portfolio, by country, year-end 2014
                                                                        • Mövenpick
                                                                          • Figure 61: Mövenpick’s Middle Eastern portfolio, 2015
                                                                        • Starwood Hotels & Resorts
                                                                          • Figure 62: Number of Starwood hotels, by brand and city in the Middle East, 2015
                                                                          • Figure 63: Number of Starwood hotels, by brand and city in the Middle East, 2015 (continued)
                                                                      • Regional Hotel Groups

                                                                          • IFA
                                                                            • Figure 64: IFA Hotels’ portfolio, 2015
                                                                            • Figure 65: Jumeirah’s hotel and branded residence portfolio, 2015
                                                                          • Pipeline
                                                                            • Katara Hospitality
                                                                              • Figure 66: Katara Hospitality’s Middle Eastern hotel portfolio, 2015
                                                                            • Rotana Hotels & Resorts
                                                                                • Figure 67: Rotana’s Middle Eastern portfolio, 2015
                                                                            • What Next?

                                                                                • Unfavourable macroeconomic outlook
                                                                                  • A rising Dollar
                                                                                    • Oil price rout
                                                                                      • Figure 68: Trend in oil price, 2010-30 September 2015
                                                                                    • Economy and mid-market hotels
                                                                                      • Oversupply on the horizon

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                                                                                      The Middle Eastern Hotel Sector - November 2015

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