The number of hotels and guesthouses in Macao is set to keep increasing in the next few years.
In the second quarter of 2020, 15 hospitality projects were under construction in Macao and 23 were being planned, according to figures from the Macao SAR Government Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau. After completion of the establishments in the pipeline, another 9,416 more hotel rooms will be added to the city’s inventory.
Macao had 109 hotels and guesthouses in operation in June, containing 34,600 rooms, figures given by the Macao SAR Government Statistics and Census Service show.
The figures exclude establishments being used temporarily by the Macao SAR Government for quarantining Macao residents and other people for 14 days as a precaution against the COVID-19 pandemic. On 14 August, five hotels and guesthouses, together containing 1,515 rooms, remained temporarily closed. The most recent list of these establishments is online at https://eservice.macaotourism.gov.mo/entityClosed/hotel.php?lang=1.
The number of hotels and guesthouses in Macao has risen considerably in the past 20 years, growing to 123 at the end of 2019 from 71 in 2000, as per Statistics and Census Service figures. The number of guestrooms they contained had risen to more than 38,200 by December 2019 – over three times the number in 2000.
Much of the growth in hotel room supply took place in Cotai, where several integrated resorts have opened since 2007. More developments are taking shape there. The Grand Lisboa Palace, a large-scale integrated resort, is expected to open in Cotai by the end of 2020. The expansion of establishments already in operation, such as Studio City and the Galaxy Macau, is due to add to the tally of guestrooms in Cotai.