IHG reports Q1 RevPAR decline in Middle East, 4% decrease registered

Globally, the hotel group witnessed a decrease in occupancy

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Hotel group InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) recorded a drop of 4% in its revenue per available room (RevPar) in the Middle East in the first quarter of 2019.

Globally, the hotel group witnessed an increase of 0.3% in RevPAR, however, occupancy went down by 0.2%. 

In a statement online, IHG said, “Trading conditions in the Middle East continued to remain challenging with RevPAR down 4% driven by increased supply and political unrest”.

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Looking at the Chinese market, RevPAR was lower compared to 2018’s Q1, which recorded an increase of 11%.

Globally IHG currently has a total of 5,656 hotels, 842,759 rooms,
1,916 hotels and 278,712 rooms in the pipeline.

IHG recently opened Voco in Dubai.

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