REVEALED: Best cities for hotel investment

Saudi Arabia and the UAE dominated the top of the rankings for first 11 months of 2012
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Beirut, Lebanon
\n2012 % Occupancy: 55 / % Change since 2011: -3
\nAverage Room Rate 2012: 195 / % Change since 2011: -12
\nAverage Room Yield: 108 / % Change since 2011: -16.7
\nData Source: Ernst & Young Middle East Hotel Benchmark Survey
\nTime Period: Year–to–Date Performance for Jan 2012 to Nov 2012
\nCurrency: US$
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Cairo–City, Egypt
\n2012 % Occupancy: 39 / % Change since 2011: 8
\nAverage Room Rate 2012: 97 / % Change since 2011: -15.7
\nAverage Room Yield: 39 / % Change since 2011: 5.2
\nData Source: Ernst & Young Middle East Hotel Benchmark Survey
\nTime Period: Year–to–Date Performance for Jan 2012 to Nov 2012
\nCurrency: US$
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Cairo–Overall, Egypt
\n2012 % Occupancy: 41 / % Change since 2011: 7
\nAverage Room Rate 2012: 100 / % Change since 2011: -14
\nAverage Room Yield: 42 / % Change since 2011: 4.8
\nData Source: Ernst & Young Middle East Hotel Benchmark Survey
\nTime Period: Year–to–Date Performance for Jan 2012 to Nov 2012
\nCurrency: US$
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Al Ain, UAE
\n2012 % Occupancy: 64 / % Change since 2011: 3
\nAverage Room Rate 2012: 141 / % Change since 2011: -7.8
\nAverage Room Yield: 91 / % Change since 2011: -3.1
\nData Source: Ernst & Young Middle East Hotel Benchmark Survey
\nTime Period: Year–to–Date Performance for Jan 2012 to Nov 2012
\nCurrency: US$
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Cairo–Pyramids, Egypt
\n2012 % Occupancy: 58 / % Change since 2011: 4
\nAverage Room Rate 2012: 116 / % Change since 2011: -5
\nAverage Room Yield: 68 / % Change since 2011: 3.3
\nData Source: Ernst & Young Middle East Hotel Benchmark Survey
\nTime Period: Year–to–Date Performance for Jan 2012 to Nov 2012
\nCurrency: US$
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Abu Dhabi, UAE
\n2012 % Occupancy: 76 / % Change since 2011: 1
\nAverage Room Rate 2012: 190 / % Change since 2011: -11.1
\nAverage Room Yield: 145 / % Change since 2011: -10.5
\nData Source: Ernst & Young Middle East Hotel Benchmark Survey
\nTime Period: Year–to–Date Performance for Jan 2012 to Nov 2012
\nCurrency: US$
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Hurghada, Egypt
\n2012 % Occupancy: 72 / % Change since 2011: 8
\nAverage Room Rate 2012: 34 / % Change since 2011: -7.7
\nAverage Room Yield: 24 / % Change since 2011: 3.3
\nData Source: Ernst & Young Middle East Hotel Benchmark Survey
\nTime Period: Year–to–Date Performance for Jan 2012 to Nov 2012
\nCurrency: US$
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
\n2012 % Occupancy: 58 / % Change since 2011: 1
\nAverage Room Rate 2012: 223 / % Change since 2011: -3.5
\nAverage Room Yield: 130 / % Change since 2011: -1.1
\nData Source: Ernst & Young Middle East Hotel Benchmark Survey
\nTime Period: Year–to–Date Performance for Jan 2012 to Nov 2012
\nCurrency: US$
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
\n2012 % Occupancy: 51 / % Change since 2011: -2
\nAverage Room Rate 2012: 280 / % Change since 2011: -3
\nAverage Room Yield: 145 / % Change since 2011: -6.5
\nData Source: Ernst & Young Middle East Hotel Benchmark Survey
\nTime Period: Year–to–Date Performance for Jan 2012 to Nov 2012
\nCurrency: US$
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Muscat, Oman
\n2012 % Occupancy: 66 / % Change since 2011: 1
\nAverage Room Rate 2012: 204 / % Change since 2011: -4
\nAverage Room Yield: 136 / % Change since 2011: -2.4
\nData Source: Ernst & Young Middle East Hotel Benchmark Survey
\nTime Period: Year–to–Date Performance for Jan 2012 to Nov 2012
\nCurrency: US$
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Doha, Qatar
\n2012 % Occupancy: 61 / % Change since 2011: -3
\nAverage Room Rate 2012: 258 / % Change since 2011: -2.3
\nAverage Room Yield: 159 / % Change since 2011: -5.8
\nData Source: Ernst & Young Middle East Hotel Benchmark Survey
\nTime Period: Year–to–Date Performance for Jan 2012 to Nov 2012
\nCurrency: US$
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Sharm El Shaikh, Egypt
\n2012 % Occupancy: 70 / % Change since 2011: 12
\nAverage Room Rate 2012: 48 / % Change since 2011: -4
\nAverage Room Yield: 34 / % Change since 2011: 16.3
\nData Source: Ernst & Young Middle East Hotel Benchmark Survey
\nTime Period: Year–to–Date Performance for Jan 2012 to Nov 2012
\nCurrency: US$
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Manama, Bahrain
\n2012 % Occupancy: 39 / % Change since 2011: 7
\nAverage Room Rate 2012: 210 / % Change since 2011: -0.4
\nAverage Room Yield: 84 / % Change since 2011: 20.7
\nData Source: Ernst & Young Middle East Hotel Benchmark Survey
\nTime Period: Year–to–Date Performance for Jan 2012 to Nov 2012
\nCurrency: US$
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Dubai–Apartments, UAE
\n2012 % Occupancy: 86 / % Change since 2011: 4
\nAverage Room Rate 2012: 121 / % Change since 2011: 6.6
\nAverage Room Yield: 105 / % Change since 2011: 11.6
\nData Source: Ernst & Young Middle East Hotel Benchmark Survey
\nTime Period: Year–to–Date Performance for Jan 2012 to Nov 2012
\nCurrency: US$
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Makkah, Saudi Arabia
\n2012 % Occupancy: 75 / % Change since 2011: 1
\nAverage Room Rate 2012: 316 / % Change since 2011: 0.3
\nAverage Room Yield: 240 / % Change since 2011: 2.4
\nData Source: Ernst & Young Middle East Hotel Benchmark Survey
\nTime Period: Year–to–Date Performance for Jan 2012 to Nov 2012
\nCurrency: US$
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Dubai–City, UAE
\n2012 % Occupancy: 81 / % Change since 2011: 4
\nAverage Room Rate 2012: 193 / % Change since 2011: 4.9
\nAverage Room Yield: 158 / % Change since 2011: 10.9
\nData Source: Ernst & Young Middle East Hotel Benchmark Survey
\nTime Period: Year–to–Date Performance for Jan 2012 to Nov 2012
\nCurrency: US$
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Amman, Jordan
\n2012 % Occupancy: 72 / % Change since 2011: 16
\nAverage Room Rate 2012: 149 / % Change since 2011: 3.1
\nAverage Room Yield: 108 / % Change since 2011: 31.7
\nData Source: Ernst & Young Middle East Hotel Benchmark Survey
\nTime Period: Year–to–Date Performance for Jan 2012 to Nov 2012
\nCurrency: US$
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Madina, Saudi Arabia
\n2012 % Occupancy: 68 / % Change since 2011: 2
\nAverage Room Rate 2012: 227 / % Change since 2011: 11.4
\nAverage Room Yield: 156 / % Change since 2011: 14.8
\nData Source: Ernst & Young Middle East Hotel Benchmark Survey
\nTime Period: Year–to–Date Performance for Jan 2012 to Nov 2012
\nCurrency: US$
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Dubai–Overall, UAE
\n2012 % Occupancy: 80 / % Change since 2011: 2
\nAverage Room Rate 2012: 246 / % Change since 2011: 7.5
\nAverage Room Yield: 199 / % Change since 2011: 10.8
\nData Source: Ernst & Young Middle East Hotel Benchmark Survey
\nTime Period: Year–to–Date Performance for Jan 2012 to Nov 2012
\nCurrency: US$
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Dubai–Beach, UAE
\n2012 % Occupancy: 78 / % Change since 2011: -1
\nAverage Room Rate 2012: 350 / % Change since 2011: 9.4
\nAverage Room Yield: 277 / % Change since 2011: 8.1
\nData Source: Ernst & Young Middle East Hotel Benchmark Survey
\nTime Period: Year–to–Date Performance for Jan 2012 to Nov 2012
\nCurrency: US$
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
\n2012 % Occupancy: 81 / % Change since 2011: 7
\nAverage Room Rate 2012: 242 / % Change since 2011: 9.2
\nAverage Room Yield: 196 / % Change since 2011: 18.9
\nData Source: Ernst & Young Middle East Hotel Benchmark Survey
\nTime Period: Year–to–Date Performance for Jan 2012 to Nov 2012
\nCurrency: US$