Dubai hotel rooms checking in at an average of $313 a night
The company’s latest Middle East Hotel Benchmark Survey, which studied trends across the region in April of this year, found that the average room rate in Dubai for the month was a grand total of $313 (Dhs1,459) a night.
That means for three out of the first four months of 2013, the average guest will have faced having to pay more than $300 a night, according to the firm, with the average sliding only marginally to $298 (Dhs1,095) during February.
Dubai added 3,500 new hotel rooms across new properties including the JW Marriott Marquis (pictured) and Fairmont The Palm last year.
The city also gained a further 500 rooms in the first quarter of this year - but has “absorbed this influx of new supply”, Ernst and Young said, with a jump in average room rates from $298 to $313 this year and rates for April 2013 up $2 from $311 in the same month last year.
The emirate’s hotels have made a strong start this year - enjoying an average occupancy rate of 90 per cent in January, February and March and 86 per cent in April. The average revenue per available room for a hotel rose by $4 to $269.