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STR reports US hotel pipeline for January 2014

February 15, 2014 Statistics & Trends No Comments Email Email

The total active U.S. hotel development pipeline comprises 2,966 projects totaling 361,299 rooms, according to the January 2014 STR Pipeline Report.

This represents a 17.6-percent increase in the number of rooms in the total active pipeline compared with January 2013 and a 31.1-percent increase in rooms under construction. The total active pipeline data includes projects in the In Construction, Final Planning and Planning stages but does not include projects in the Pre-Planning stage.

“Upscale and Upper Midscale segments continue to dominate all phases of the active U.S. development pipeline,” said Bobby Bowers, senior VP of operations at STR. “With nearly 64,000 rooms currently under construction, the two segments combined accounted for more than two of every three U.S. hotel rooms currently under construction. The Upper Upscale segment ranked third with nearly 8,000 rooms in the ground, an increase of over 12 percent versus prior year. All STR Chain Scale segments, with Luxury the lone exception, registered double-digit increases in room construction activity, versus January 2013.”

Among the Chain Scale segments, the Upper Upscale segment reported the largest increase in rooms in the total active pipeline, rising 61.6 percent over January 2013 to 24,783 rooms. Two other segments reported increases in rooms in the total active pipeline of more than 15 percent: the Upscale segment (+18.9 percent to 97,938 rooms) and the Upper Midscale segment (+16.3 percent to 102,496 rooms). The Luxury segment was the only segment to report a decrease in rooms in the total active pipeline, falling 3.7 percent to 7,645 rooms.

Four segments reported increases in rooms under construction of more than 20 percent: the Midscale segment (+51.1 percent to 5,100 rooms); the Upper Midscale segment (+46.1 percent to 28,842 rooms); the Upscale segment (+35.7 percent to 34,989 rooms); and the Economy segment (+20.9 percent to 1,167 percent). The Luxury segment fell 3.3 percent in rooms under construction to 4,577 rooms.

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