There are currently 11 hotels under construction and another 25 hotel projects are awaiting official building permits, involving a total of 25,500 guestrooms and 17,200 parking spaces, the Lands, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) says in a statement cited by The Macau Post Daily today.
The number would nearly double the number of existing guestrooms.
According to the statement referring to the fourth quarter of last year, the 11 hotel construction projects involve about 7,200 guestrooms, comprising eight hotels with a total of 653 rooms in the Macau Peninsula and three hotels with a total of 6,635 rooms in Cotai. The 11 construction projects involve a total construction area of 590,000 square metres and 3,700 parking spaces.
The 25 hotel projects awaiting their official building permits involve 17,900 guestrooms, of which 17 projects with a total of 2,500 rooms are in the Macau Peninsula, two projects with 800 rooms in Taipa and five projects with 14,000 rooms in Cotai, as well as a 300-room project in Coloane.
According to the latest available official statistics, Macau had 100 hotels and guesthouses with 26,055 guestrooms last November, up by 3,722 rooms from a year earlier. (macaunews)