Hotels in Dubai reported the highest profit levels in the region in 2013 for the fourth consecutive year, and ended the year with occupancy above 80 per cent as rates surged, according to the latest HotStats survey of full service four and five star hotels in five Mena markets by TRI Hospitality Consulting Middle East.
Dubai’s hospitality market has rapidly absorbed this influx of new supply and continued to perform exceptionally well, as RevPAR has only declined by 0.3 per cent, according to Ernst & Young’s Middle East Hotel Benchmark survey.
Hotels in Dubai recorded the biggest increase in average daily rate, or ADR, in the Middle East/Africa region in November to underscore the emirate’s position as the fastest growing hospitality hub of the region.
Pullman Dubai Deira City Centre celebrates its official 5 Star rating as announced by The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).
The 835-square-metre hotel is part of a new birds market project of Dubai Municipality (DM) coming up in Al Warsan area. The hotel is expected to receive pets, mostly dogs and cats, of residents going abroad on holiday, said Maher Al Hawarenah, principal architecture design engineer at DM’s General Projects Department.
Construction of the Water Discus Hotel will start this year in Gdynia, Poland, with Dubai and the Maldives showing interest in purchasing of the prototype, according to information published by a Polish government agency.
Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts has opened its fifth property in Dubai, becoming the first international hotel company in the city's Al Mamzar area of Deira. Mövenpick Hotel Apartments The Square opened on 20 January with 180 superior and deluxe rooms, as well as one- and two-bedroom hotel apartment suites.