While the full impact of Covid-19 on future hotel development in MEA remains to be seen, hotel construction pipeline data collected by Tophotelprojects on Dubai has revealed a number of positive signs.

Tophotelprojects currently has 135 projects, totalling 42,302 rooms, listed in its database in planning or under construction. According to the data service, 33 of the total pipeline projects will open this year, 45 will open in 2021, 23 in 2022, as well as a further 34 in 2023 and beyond.

Amongst them are several branded offers from Marriott International including Aloft Dubai Raffa, St. Regis The Palm and an Edition hotel at JBR, as well as ventures from Dorchester Collection, Mandarin Oriental and MGM Resorts. In addition, Hilton Worldwide – one of the largest operators in the region – is to launch a number of new properties throughout 2020, both under its Doubletree and Embassy Suites brands.

Featured below are just a few of the hotels in the pipeline. If you would like further information – including contact details for the developers, operators, designers and procurement teams behind each project – please visit www.tophotelprojects.com.