Dubai Hotel Growth
The Hotel industry in Dubai has reported strong growth according to the latest figures published by Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM). Visitor figures are up 13.6% to 2.38 million and guest nights have risen an impressive 35.4%.
This upward trend is expected to continue throughout the rest of 2012 and will be underpinned by a host of new hotel openings. For example, The recently opened 5 star property Kempinski Hotel & Residences on Palm Jumeirah. The hotel is an imposing 7 storey building with classically-inspired architecture set in a prime waterfront location.
The Hilton group is launching both the Dubai Jumeirah Beach Residence, located on Jumeirah Beach´s golden mile and the DoubleTree by Hilton.
In addition, Rotana will also be welcoming guests to 2 new hotels. The 5 star Al Khor Rayhaan and the deluxe hotel apartments Al Khor Arjaan are both situated in the heart of Deira. The properties come complete with cutting edge technology and guests have access to the luxurious Zen the Spa, swimming pools and fitness centres.
Growth in Dubai´s hotel sector was also reflected by the increase in the number of hotel rooms, which rose from 64,143 in the first quarter of 2010, to 72,419 in 2011. Occupancy rates actually increased during this period too, up by 3.7%.
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