Among the region's key markets, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, reported the largest number of rooms under construction (10,969 rooms).
The Radisson Blu Hotel NDjamena will be located just outside the city center - in close proximity to embassies and commercial areas. The building overlooking the Chari river is already under construction. The hotel will comprise 175 rooms with signature services such as free high speed internet access.
Hotels in Dubai have reported weakening performance trends, as revenues per available room (RevPAR) declined by 6.6% to US$ 340.06 for the month of November compared to the same period last year, according to the latest HotStats data. The contraction in room revenues was due to a softening of occupancies which retracted by 1.1 percentage points to 86.7%, but led largely by a decline in average room rates (ARR) of 5.5% to US$ 392.37.
Dubais four and five star hotels maintained strong performance levels during the month of December with revenue per available room (RevPAR) increasing by 2.2% to US$308.26, according to the latest HotStats data. The growth in rooms revenue was driven by a marginal growth in average room rate (ARR) which rose by 0.4% to US$375.11, coupled with a 1.4 percentage point increase in occupancy to 82.2%.
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