The five biggest hotel projects in the pipeline today


In the global hospitality industry, new hotel construction projects are inherently commonplace, as the market is always evolving, changing, and growing in new directions, hospitality professional TOPHOTELPROJECTS reported.

What’s significantly less common, however, is the frequency with which developers undertake massive projects designed to create more than 5,000 new rooms once completed, the company added.

While there are a few such projects currently under development, five of them stand out as more notable than the rest. Let’s take a look at the top 5 massive hotel projects that are currently under development. All information was taken from TOPHOTELPROJECTS database.

Dubrovnik Pearl: Pearl Hotels is adding 5.000 rooms to the city of Dubrovnik, Croatia, in a project of $533 million. This construction is the first phase of an endeavor known as the Croatian Dream Project, which is fitting, because the list of amenities it stands to feature sound like something plucked from a luxurious dream. This project will feature a total of seven hotels, all of which are new constructions. This undertaking will also boast a mega yacht marina with 400 berths, a business airport, a 27-hole golf course with adjacent private villas, condos, 85 high-end boutiques, art galleries, museums, restaurants, coffee shops, discos, an arboretum, a multifunction arena for major shows, a sports area, a seaside promenade that extends to six kilometers, a technology park, vineyards, olive groves, lavender fields, eco parks, and a movie studio.

HOLIDAY INN Makkah Abraaj Al Tayseer: The next entry on HOTELPROJECTS’ list will feature slightly more rooms once completed, with a total of 5.154 rooms, in a project of $385 million. Located in the Makkah province of Saudi Arabia, this HOLIDAY INN will spread across five towers, built on the site of the Abraaj Al Tayseer pilgrim accommodation. It will be located only 900 meters from the Grand Mosque, and each tower will have a large restaurant. The construction will be completed in phases, with 1.642 rooms across two towers making up phase one, which will be open to guests year-round. The other 3.512 rooms will be spread across three other towers, and they will open later and operate only during Ramadan and the Haj pilgrimage.

Bawadi Project: The Bawadi Project is slated to bring 60.00 new rooms to Dubai. Although the cost and the opening date have become vague, the final vision remains impressive: located in close proximity to Arabian Ranches, it will be the longest chain of luxury hotels in the world, spread over a 10-kilometer stretch and will include 51 luxury hotels.

Aquis Great Barrier Reef Resort: Set to open in the first quarter of 2019, boasting 7.500 rooms across eight luxury hotels, this resort in Australia will be truly special, also featuring an artificial lake and island within the site, a casino, an aquarium, a theater, a reef lagoon, an 18-hole golf course, and a convention center. Later construction phases are slated to bring 3 more hotels and a second casino.

Abraj Kudai Towers: Set to open at the end of this year, this hotel is also located in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. By far the largest site on our list, this hotel will feature 10.000 rooms and a site area of approximately 60.000 square meters, as well as a total built-up area of about 1.4 million square meters. There will be twelve towers with a bus station, shopping mall, restaurants, food courts, a convention center and car parks.