The Middle East/Africa hotel development pipeline comprises 525 hotels totalling 127,840 rooms, according to the January 2014 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report. The total active pipeline data includes projects in the In Construction, Final Planning and Planning stages but does not include projects in the Pre-Planning stage.
Among the Chain Scale segments, the Upper Upscale segment accounted for the largest portion of rooms in the total active pipeline (33.8 percent) with 43,183 rooms. Three other segments each accounted for more than 15 percent of rooms in the total active pipeline: the Upscale segment (19.7 percent with 25,213 rooms); the Luxury segment (19.7 percent with 25,150 rooms); and the Unaffiliated segment (16.6 percent with 21,260 rooms).
The Upper Upscale segment made up the largest portion of rooms under construction (37.5 percent) with 24,905 rooms, followed by the Luxury segment (21.3 percent with 14,142 rooms) and the Upscale segment (19.9 percent with 13,252 rooms).
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