Hospitality Design: Around the World Development Outlook

HD's annual overview of global hospitality development, plus a deeper dive into eight standout locations

Hilton is betting big on the [Middle East] overall. “We have over 100 hotels in the pipeline totaling almost 31,000 rooms set to open in the Middle East with 70 percent of these currently under construction,” says Traxler, pointing out two properties from LXR Hotels & Resorts: Wadi Hanifah at Daryah (the Saudi development in Riyadh), and Al Nawras Island in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), along with the Canopy by Hilton Porta Jeddah. Located in the Porto Jeddah mixed-use development, it will feature architecture by Chapman Taylor and interiors courtesy of DiLeonardo, and 55 of its 204 keys are slated as long-stay residential apartments.