COVID does not stop the openings of new hotels: more than 300 in September


According to data from TopHotelProjectsSome of the openings that were scheduled for the first half of this year, and that had to be postponed due to the pandemic, will take place this month. In total they will be 71,661 new rooms, distributed in 315 establishments, of which more than one third (35.8%) belongs to the luxury segment (113 properties).

In North America 103 hotels are expected to open this month, of which 85 are in U.S. Among the properties that will open are the Austin Marriott Downton in Texas (613 rooms), the Grand Hyatt Regency Nashville (591 rooms) and the Virgin Hotel Las Vegas-Curio Collection by Hilton (1504 rooms)

In the Asia-Pacific region, 85 openings are scheduled, 28 of them in China and 14 in Australia. Europe It is the third region with the most openings planned for the month of September: 75, of which 18 are concentrated in the United Kingdom.

28 properties will open in the Middle East, 15 of them in the United Arab Emirates. Latin America will add 15 hotels to its offer and in Africa it will be nine.

The TopHotelProject report details that Dubai It is the city that will have the most openings this month (12) and two stand out: the Sofitel Dubail Wafi with 598 rooms distributed in 44 floors and also the Atlantis The Palm, which for three years underwent a remodeling that included the improvement of 50 rooms and suites. The cities podium is completed London (7) and New York (6).

As for the fastest growing brands stand out DoubleTree by Hilton, which will add seven hotels; Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts (6) and Courtyard by Marriott (6).