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More than 1,200 new luxury hotels worldwide

Theodore Koumelis - 20 May 2013, 13:22

Currently more than 1,230 premium hotel projects in the first class and luxury category are in the worldwide pipeline.

HAMBURG, GERMANY - The new luxury hotels, which are currently under construction or in the planning pipeline, will become more beautiful than ever. The luxury hotel chain Ritz-Carlton alone prepares the opening of 29 new hotels and resorts, two of them being dream hotels in Morocco, namely Marrakech and Rabat. Shangri-La, one of the leading luxury hotel chains from Asia, is currently developing the opening of 33 new hotels. Bayan Tree, another exquisite hotel chain from the Far East currently builds 26 new properties. This data has been derived from a global hotel market report issued by TOPHOTELPROJECTS, the worldwide leading provider of global b2b hotel data.

Currently more than 1,230 premium hotel projects in the first class and luxury category are in the worldwide pipeline. International hotel investors have clearly set their eyes on Asia and the Middle East - 770 hotels currently arise between Dubai and Shanghai. For comparison: in Europe 204 new first class and luxury hotels are being developed, in the USA and Canada just 112 hotels.

In December 2014 the Ritz-Carlton in the Moroccan capital Rabat should be ready to welcome its first guests. The resort will offer 120 rooms and 20 villas and is located nearby the most prominent golf course of the entire Kingdom: The Royal Golf Club Dar Es Salam was designed by Robert Trent Jones more than 40 years ago and comprises three courses as well as a 440 hectare sized oak forest. Idyllic lakes and a stunning flora complete the club offering. At hole 10 golfers have a direct view at the picturesque scenery surrounding the Ritz-Carlton Rabat. The hotel property owner will be the Moroccan Sienna Investment Group. The project is developed by WATG (Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo).

Ritz-Carlton plans another resort in Morocco: in Marrakech a hotel with 60 suites and 20 villas will be developed under the leadership of the Saudi development company Jnan Amar Company. The building will be look like a Moroccan fortress and is located nearby the famous polo club "Jenan Amar". The construction should start during the fourth quarter of 2013 and its termination is planned for the third quarter of 2016.

Other new hotels in the project pipeline in North Africa include the Ritz-Carlton Tunis, a resort with 129 suites which is located nearby the World Heritage cultural site Carthage as well as Tamouda Bay. Another Ritz-Carlton Reserve is also currently under construction at the Tamouda Bay. It is an exclusive high class resort that stretches along the unspoiled waters of the Mediterranean Sea, approximately 60 kilometers eastern of the city of Tangier. It will offer 98 rooms and 35 pool villa suites, a beach club and an 18-hole golf course (Nicklaus Design).


Photo caption: The Ritz-Carlton, Rabat Dar Es Salam.

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