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The latest super hotels – Every day a new luxury hotel opens somewhere at the globe

Hamburg, Germany – 12 May 2016 – Due to the fast growing tourism industry more and more top hotels are needed. On average two new hotels or resorts of the leading categories opened every day during the first quarter of this year worldwide. This data has been revealed by TOPHOTELPROJECTS, the specialized service provider in the exchange of cutting-edge information between clients and contractors in the international hotel industry.

Loisaba Lodge in Kenya

Loisaba Lodge in Kenya

Within the next eight months until the end of the year another 1,500 hotels will celebrate their inauguration. In total far more than 1,800 hotels are put into operation internationally. But the sustained boom pressurizes the large hotel chains: On the one hand, the expansion must proceed faster. Which means even more new locations are obtained in a shorter period. On the other hand new employees for the new jobs are needed and have to be educated and trained constantly. Leading hotel groups must occupy the positions in the lower and middle areas of work new several times a year as the world’s leading job portal “Hospitality Leaders” reported.

Among other, one of the new top hotels and resorts is the Loisaba Lodge in Kenya / Africa. Out of the very comfortable tent village you can watch numerous wild animals – as well as from the luxurious infinity pool. In the high-end luxury hotels the newly opened St. Regis Kuala Lumpur is talking point – with generous walk-in closets in every guestroom and an exquisite gourmet restaurant of a known, Japanese three-star chef. The new Four Seasons Abu Dhabi – exclusively located on an island in the Arabian Gulf – privacy is appreciated:: there are separate exuberantly equipped fitness centers for men and women.

Katamama Hotel Bali

Katamama Hotel Bali

One of the highlights of the global hospitality market also includes the new Grand Hyatt in Rio of Janeiro, a true landmark hotel for the Summer Olympics this year, which features among other amenities three restaurants at a worldwide peak level and a “Leading” Spa. In the Katamama Hotel in Bali, a hideaway with just 58 suites, only exclusive on hand-crafted furniture and conveniences of regional craftsmanship find a place. Furthermore the art-loving guests will be inspired with vegan delicacies and a rich offer of fresh juices. In the Maldives the guest can enjoy the endless Indian Ocean with the largest Infinity Pool at the new Amari Havodda resorts on the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, a holiday hotel with 120 private beach villas and overwater bungalows.

Steigenberger Hotel Doha - Opening in early 2016

Qatar bets on several new top hotels until the FIFA World Cup in 2022

41 new hotel construction projects with 11,600 rooms in the pipeline

Doha, Qatar – April 29, 2015 – The Emirate of Qatar is investing billions in infrastructure and tourism – not just for the FIFA World Cup in November/December 2022. With the master plan “Vision 2030”, among other, the extension of the airport and a whole new city at the gates of the capital Doha are planned. According to TOPHOTELPROJECTS, the worldwide leading provider of global b2b hotel data, currently 41 new top hotels with 11,600 rooms are in the pipeline.

Steigenberger Hotel Doha - Opening in early 2016

Steigenberger Hotel Doha – Opening in early 2016

In total, an investment amount of about 200 billion US dollars is planned in Qatar. Thereof about 5.7 billion dollars will be invested in new hotels and restaurants. Until the FIFA World Cup 2022 eight stadiums still need to arise.

Selected hotel construction projects in Qatar
Steigenberger Hotel Doha – Doha – 200 rooms
Centara Grand West Bay Hotel – Doha – 360 rooms
Zalal Wellness Destination Spa – Doha – 125 rooms
The Amphibious 1000 – Doha – 80 rooms
Le Meridien – Doha- 350 rooms
Park Hyatt Msheireb Downtown – Doha – 187 rooms
Mondrian Hotel – Doha – 270 rooms
Shaza Doha – 180 rooms
Sillks Hotel & Spa – Doha – 100 rooms
Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, The Pearl Qatar – Doha, 47 suites
Planet Hollywood Hotel – Doha – 300 rooms
Wyndham Garden – Doha – 153 rooms
Silver Pearl Hotel – Doha – 1,000 rooms

The quantity of contracts for the coming years is so great that Qatar already proclaimed, that not necessarily required projects need to postpone on a date after the World Cup. Priority is given to sports stadiums and the necessary transport infrastructure, such as streets and the metro.

Most international companies are expecting delays at their project implementation, among others, because based on experience decisions in Qatar could take longer. In addition, people fear a shortage of material, which could intensify the delays, because right before the World Cup’s start significantly more projects will be under construction than currently planned. Bottlenecks are expected in particular with filling material and concrete. The procurement of materials is already a problem, as the infrastructure, especially the port and the streets, is not set up for such large quantities of tourists visiting the country. In addition to the logistics, also the risk of cost pressure is a consequent to worry about.

If the oil prices remain low, it will carry new challenges for the gas exporter Qatar in 2016 and 2017. Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, confirmed in mid-March, they would retain in the planned infrastructure spending for the “Vision 2030” despite weak energy prices. Qatar has a generous financial cushion to absorb losses in export earnings; therefore also most experts do not expect deterioration in the investment climate. The Investment Authority will have a surplus of 160 billion US dollars, plus currency reserves of more than 40 billion US dollars. But every project would be coming to the test, as the examples of already cancelled or adjourned projects.