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The Hotel Show, 28-30 September 2015, Dubai World Trade Centre

Middle East Hotel Survey 2015 Edition- Peak Assessments

The Consulting and Valuation team at HVS Dubai recently published the 2015 Middle East Hotel Survey – Peak Assessments. Providing comprehensive up-to-date hotel and tourism information such as macroeconomic and tourism indicators, occupancy, average rate and RevPAR of 144,000 hotel rooms, as well as existing and future hotel supply information, this publication seeks to present stakeholders with insights into various markets in the region. Spanning over 21 years, this publication offers critical information on 42 cities and 13 countries.

Highlights of the 2015 Middle East Hotel Survey – Peak Assessments include:

  • Tourism and travel in the Middle East region exhibited solid growth in 2014, bringing the total to 50 million arrivals.
  • Regional airline capacities rose by an impressive 11.9%, load factors climbed to 78.1%, while overall passenger traffic growth in the Middle East was roughly 13.0%.
  • According to the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA), guest arrivals in 2014 totalled 3.5 million exhibiting a year-on-year double-digit increase of 25.0%, with total room nights climbing to 10.5 million.
  • Occupancy in Beirut exhibited double-digit growth during Q1 2015, with a phenomenal 47.8% increase in January alone.
  • Hotel occupancy levels in Cairo increased by as much as 65.5% during Q1 2015. During the same month, average rates improved by 11.9% with the dynamics of occupancy and rate facilitating phenomenal RevPAR growth of 73.0%.
  • Hotels in Doha staged an impressive increase in 2014 with double-digit growth in RevPAR levels following a reported 8.2% increase in visitation to 2.8 million visitors.
  • In Dubai, recently released data indicate that Q1 2015 performance is roughly 7.0% – 8.0% behind same time last year on a RevPAR basis.
  • As new supply enters the Middle East market, tourism officials will need to work even harder in order to ensure that demand grows in line with supply, keeping ahead of, or at the very least up with considerable additional room nights expected over the course of the forthcoming seven years.

Source: www.hospitalitynet.org - June 19, 2015

  • The Hotel Show has been very important to Intermetal as we have been participating for the past 15years and we have found there are key decision makers here. We’re happy to be part of the growth especially with the Expo 2020 & the Qatar 2022 World Cup and feel that this event is the perfect venue to present our furniture.

    Cathy Di Savino
    Marketing Manager, Intermetal Limited
  • I’m so happy to be at The Hotel Show and I feel that people are interested in our products because it’s a very high end finish and we are looking forward to showcasing more of our products.

    Hassan Janahi
    Executive Director, Classy Interiors
  • This has been an excellent show for us and we had good feedback from the customers. It has given us the right boost and right target clients. We are also involved in a couple of sponsorships like the banners and “You are here boards”.  The Hotel Show team has been very helpful.

    Inam Haider
    Marketing Manager, Guestotel
  • We have exhibited for the past 4 years and we think the market is promising that’s why we are here to exhibit our services.

    Jama Shasha’a
    Chairman & CEO, Artline Interiors
  • In the hotel show, we usually meet hotel investors, hotel operators and developers. In the past 6years we’ve met a high caliber of people, the quality of customers we meet here is very high and we are very pleased with this.

    Michael Lotfy
    Head of Building Automation India & MEA, ABB
  • This is a great show for us as we’ve had lots of appointments and lots of success at the show. We came across the whole main hospitality operators in Dubai and Middle East areas and we are in process with several projects.

    Olivier Charles
    Director, Edition Bougainville
  • It has been a very nice event, a very good experience that we are enjoying. We have met so many hotels and clients that we were never able to meet before. So this gave us chance to interact, build awareness around our products and what we are here for.

    Shadi Bahour
    General Manager, Canon Emirates