Hotelier Summit KSA UAE aims to add value and support the collaborative progression of the Hospitality sector in the middle east by offering various networking opportunities, enabling participants to build targeted connections and exchange information. In addition, conference agenda will offer insights on the current state of the real-estate industry and outline action plans that are adaptable to the ever-evolving marketplace. All this will occur in a plush, comfortable, 5-star environment of learning and networking.


1. Riyadh, Jeddah, Makkah and Al Khobar remain the busiest areas for hotel construction across the country, stated the new report by TOPHOTELPROJECTS.

2. Makkah is set to receive the largest amount of new supply with more than 23,000 rooms in construction and more than 32,000 rooms total in the pipeline. Jeddah and Riyadh are each approaching 10,000 rooms total in the three phases of the pipeline.

3. Notable hotel openings set for the Kingdom in 2018 include: Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences; Copthorne Hotel Makkah, Jabel Omar; Swiss-Belhotel Al Aziziya Makkah; Millennium Hotel Jeddah; and Hilton Garden Inn Al Khobar.

4. 84 Saudi hotels comprising 27,281 rooms to open in 2018. The construction phase represents the largest portion of the pipeline with almost 40,000 rooms in 94 projects.

5. Saudi Arabia has 187 hotel projects with more than 64,000 total rooms in its pipeline, according to STR's January Pipeline Report.

6. Saudi Arabia has more than 64,000 rooms across the three phases of the hotel development pipeline, according to data from STR—this represents 76% of the more than 84,500 existing hotel rooms in the country.


1. In the build up to Expo 2020, more than 50,000 hotel rooms are expected to be delivered in the UAE, with a steady rise in visitors to theme parks and cultural attractions as well. This has put Dubai's hospitality industry on track for continued growth past 2020.

2. The top hotel companies in the Middle East’s construction pipeline are: Marriott International with 95 projects and 22,767 rooms; Hilton with 86 projects/24,197 rooms; and AccorHotels with 84 projects and 24,838 rooms. The largest brands in the pipeline for each of the these companies are: Marriott’s Courtyard with 195 projects across 3,998 rooms, Hilton’s full-service hotel with 28 projects and 10,151 rooms and Accor’s Novotel with 14 projects and 3,865 rooms.

3. Global real estate firm, Colliers International Mena, says, as of January, 2018, there were 82,983 hotel rooms and 24,734 serviced apartments in Dubai, and more just opened or are under construction.

4. Radisson Hotel, Dubai DAMAC Hills is already under construction, and is due to open in Q4 2019, will feature 481 rooms, including one and two-bedroom suites.

5. Luxury five-star hotels made up 33 per cent of the Emirate's total inventory, with four-star hotels commanding a 23 per cent share and properties in the one- to three-star categories commanding a share of 21 per cent.

6. Brands entering the Dubai market from 2018 onwards include: 25hours Hotel Dubai, Trade Centre; Yotel Hotel and Mama Shelter in Business Bay; Hampton by Hilton Dubai Airport; Time Asma, Barsha Heights; and RIU Resort and Austria's Vienna House (both bound for Deira Islands) as well.

Who are our Buyers?
  • Hotel Owners
  • Hotel Operators
  • Developers
  • Architects
  • Interior Designers
  • Consultants (PMCs & MEPs)
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Who are our Suppliers?
  • Bath & Sanitation
  • Doors, Windows & Furnishings
  • Elevators & Escalators
  • Fitness, Spa & Pool
  • Furniture & Furnishings
  • Glass, Glazing & Facades
  • HVAC
  • Lighting Solutions
  • Mattresses and Linen
  • Tiles & Ceramics
  • Wood, Veneers & Floorings
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What can you Expect?
  • Hotelier Summit Africa Buyers 80+ Delegates
  • Fifth Annual Hotelier Summit  Africa 2018 Suppliers 60+ Suppliers
  • Hotelier Summit Africa one on one meetings 1800+ Face-to-Face Meetings
  • Hotelier Summit Africa 800 Minutes of Networking 960 Minutes of Networking
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what happens at the event ?

Hotelier Summit Africa Keynote presentation


Gain knowledge and insight from profound speeches and presentations by experts of the Hospitality industry

Fifth Annual Hotelier Summit  Africa 2018 panel discussions


An interactive Q&A session comprising expert panellists and prequalified buyers and suppliers collaboratively addressing challenges faced in the industry

Fifth Annual Hotelier Summit  Africa 2018 Gala Dinner & cocktail


Garner the interest of leading investors and partners in the audience through a presentation to showcase your unique product or service

Fifth Annual Hotelier Summit  Africa 2018 Gala Dinner & cocktail


Participate in effective networking activities designed to develop strategic relationships with key investors and prospective partners

Hotelier Summit Africa one on one meetings


A unique opportunity to interact one-to-one with decision makers of companies and the chance to seal the deal at the summit

Fifth Annual Hotelier Summit  Africa 2018 Gala Dinner & cocktail

Gala Dinner

The Gala Dinner will provide an opportunity to interact with the frontrunners of the hospitality sector




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