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Latin America’s Construction Pipeline is Stalling February 13, 2018The Total Construction Pipeline in Latin America has 831 Projects/142,084 Rooms, down 5% by projects Year-Over-Year (YOY).
There are 374 Projects/67,130 Rooms Under Construction, down 9% by projects YOY. Projects Scheduled to Start Construction in the Next 12 Months are at 208 Projects/31,614 Rooms, up 23%, while those in Early Planning are at 249 Projects/43,340 Rooms, down 16% YOY.
The top hotel companies in Latin America’s Construction Pipeline by projects are: AccorHotels with 136 Projects/19,729 Rooms, Marriott International with 99 Projects/16,054 Rooms and Hilton Worldwide with 70 Projects/11,076 Rooms. The largest brands in the Pipeline for each of these companies are: Accor’s Ibis with 54 Projects/7,158 Rooms, Hilton Garden Inn with 21 Projects/3,080 Rooms and Courtyard by Marriott with 14 Projects/2,037 Rooms.
The top countries in the Latin America Construction Pipeline are: Brazil with 274 Projects/45,670 Rooms, Mexico with 186 Projects/32,950 Rooms, and Colombia with 68 Projects/10,600 Rooms. Cities in Latin America with the largest pipelines are: Lima,Peru with 31 Projects/4,988 Rooms, Sao Paulo, Brazil with 26 Projects/4,718 Rooms and Campinas,Brazil with 20 Projects/3,741 Rooms.
Projects in Canada’s Pipeline Up Slightly February 13, 2018According to Lodging Econometrics (LE), the total Construction Pipeline in Canada currently has 244 Projects/32,170 Rooms, up 17% by projects Year-Over-Year (YOY).
There are 87 Projects/11,286 Rooms Under Construction, up 19% by projects YOY. Projects Scheduled to Start Construction in the Next 12 Months are at 91 Projects/10,536 Rooms, up 15%, while those in Early Planning are at 66 Projects/10,348 Rooms, up 18%.
The top hotel companies in Canada’s Construction Pipeline by projects are: Marriott with 54 Projects/7,764 Rooms, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) with 43 Projects/4,436 Rooms, and Hilton with 37 Projects/4,218 Rooms. The largest brands in the Pipeline for each of these companies are: Courtyard by Marriott with 110 Projects/1,597 Rooms, IHG’s Holiday Inn Express with 30 Projects/3,129 Rooms and Hilton’s Hampton Inn & Suites with 12 Projects/1,231 Rooms.
Cities in Canada with the largest pipelines are: Toronto with 36 Projects/5144 Rooms, Calgary with 14 Projects/2,221 Rooms and Edmonton with 12 Projects/1,825 Rooms.
Mid-Market brands Led Hotel Sales Volume in 2017 February 12, 2018According to the recent U.S. Transaction Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), major mid-market brands with a price reported into the public domain led the U.S. in hotel sales volume in 2017.
The Hilton brands with most hotel sales by price were Hilton Garden Inn with an Average Selling Price Per Room (ASPR) of $193,732 for 16 hotels, Homewood Suites with an ASPR of $189,342 for 13 hotels and Hampton Inn & Suites with an ASPR of $114,383 for 29 hotels.
The Marriott brands with the most hotels sold in 2017 were Residence Inn with an ASPR of $152,672 for 31 assets, Courtyard with an ASPR of $146,981 for 45 hotels, and Fairfield Inn with an ASPR of $113,751 for 17 hotels. For IHG, the top selling brands were Holiday Inn with an ASPR of $110,568 for 12 hotels and Holiday Inn Express at an ASPR of $88,121 for 34 hotels
Including all chain scales and brands in their portfolio, Marriott had the most hotel sales in 2017 with 167 assets sold, followed by Hilton with 89 hotels and IHG with 67.
Markets with the Largest Volume of Hotels Sold Through 2017 February 9, 2018According to analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE), through the end of 2017 the markets with the largest number of hotels with selling prices reported into the public domain were: Orlando with 21 hotels and an Average Selling Price Per Room (ASPR) of $96,402, followed by two markets with 19 hotels sold, New York with an ASPR of $426,443 and Washington DC with $260,681. The next three markets with 15 hotels sold each were: Seattle with an ASPR of $236,958, Phoenix with $205,265 and Atlanta with $136,321.
Hotel Sales Volume Declines, Average Price Per Room Increases Moderately February 8, 2018According to analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE), in 2017 there were 827 hotel transactions where selling prices were reported into the public domain. The Average Selling Price Per Room (ASPR) for the period was a reported $141,479, down from the peak of $154,230 set in 2015, but up 8.6% Year-Over-Year (YOY).
There was $15.3B in purchases of hotel assets and property transfers in 2017, excluding M&A activity, down substantially from the peak established in 2015 of $26.1B. REITs were the largest net investors for their portfolios with $4.2B in investments, followed by privately held equity funds with a volume of $4.1B.
Extended Stay Hotels Account for 27% of all Projects Under Construction February 2, 2018According to recent reports from Lodging Econometrics (LE), 1,370 Projects/143,344 Rooms in the U.S. Construction Pipeline are extended-stay projects. Of these, 424 Projects/46,551 Rooms are Under Construction, accounting for 27% of all projects Under Construction in the Total Pipeline. Additionally, 605 Projects/64,121Rooms are Scheduled to Start Construction in the Next 12 Months while an additional 341 Projects/32,672 Rooms are in Early Planning.
Home2 Suites by Hilton currently has the largest Extended-Stay Pipeline with 355 Projects/37,188 Rooms. The second largest brand is Marriott’s Towneplace Suites with 208 Projects/21,299 Rooms, followed by its Residence Inn brand with 199 Projects/24,680 Rooms.
In 2017, 239 extended-stay hotels with 26,586 rooms opened in the U.S. By the end of 2018, 332 Projects/35,167 Rooms are expected to open in the U.S., with another 332 Projects/35,829 Rooms in 2019.
2.5% Growth Rate of New Hotel Openings in 2018 and 2019 February 1, 2018By the end of 2018, the Census of Open & Operating Hotels in the U.S. is expected to grow by 2.5% with 1,145 Projects/130,209 Rooms opening up according to published reports from Lodging Econometrics (LE). Of those expected to open, 514 Projects/50,165 Rooms will be Upper Midscale, the highest count of any chain scale and 45% of all new openings. 556 Projects/59,309 Rooms, almost 50% of new openings, will be suburban locations although the U.S. market with the most anticipated openings is New York with 57 projects/9,534 Rooms.
In 2019, the Census is expected to grow another 2.5% by opening 1,209 Projects/137,546, about 6% more projects than are anticipated to open in 2018. In 2019, New York is again the top market for New Hotel Openings with 37 Projects/4,601 Rooms. Upper Midscale remains the top chain scale for new openings with 573 Projects/55,660 Rooms and Suburban markets may see 661 Projects/69,715 Rooms open up.
Upper Midscale and Upscale Projects Lead the U.S. Construction Pipeline January 31, 2018Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that the Upper Midscale category stands at 2,129 Projects/211,724 Rooms, and has the largest project count of all chain scales in the Total U.S. Construction Pipeline. The second largest is the Upscale category which has 1,339 Projects/172,723 Rooms. Together, the Upper Midscale and Upscale Pipelines comprise 67% of all projects in the Total Pipeline.
The brands with the largest number of projects in Upper Midscale are: IHG’s Holiday Inn Express with 444 Projects/41,343 Rooms; Hilton’s Home2 Suites 355 Projects/37,188 Rooms and Hampton Inn & Suites with 314 Projects/32,386 Rooms, and Marriott’s Fairfield Inn with 303 Projects/29,051 Rooms.
In Upscale, the top brands are: Marriott’s Residence Inn with 199 Projects/24,680 Rooms, and SpringHill Suites with 174 Projects/19,931 Rooms followed by Courtyard by Marriott with 139 Projects/18,000 Rooms and Hilton Garden Inn with 134 Projects/17,616 Rooms.
Top Franchise Companies in the U.S. Construction Pipeline January 29, 2018According to the recent United States Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), the franchise companies with the largest construction pipelines are; Marriott with 1,410 Projects/180,647 Rooms, Hilton with 1,287 Projects/144,958 Rooms and IHG with 831 Projects/84,865 Rooms. These 3 franchise companies comprise 69% of all projects in the Total Pipeline.
The largest brands for each of these companies are: Marriott’s Fairfield Inn with 303 Projects/29,051 Rooms and TownePlace Suites with 208 Projects/21,299 Rooms; Hilton’s Home2 Suites with 355 Projects/37,188 Rooms and Hampton Inn & Suites with 314 Projects/32,386 Rooms; and IHG’s Holiday Inn Express with 444 Projects/41,343 Rooms and Staybridge Suites with 135 Projects/14,124 Rooms.
By the close of 2018, Marriott is forecasted to open 351 Projects/43,587 Rooms, Hilton is set to open 294 projects/32,192 Rooms and IHG expects 174 Projects/17,982 Rooms to open. Marriott also leads in new openings for 2019 with 362 Projects/44,624 Rooms, IHG is anticipating 272 Projects/26,983 Rooms and Hilton expects 253 Projects/28,584 Rooms to open next year.
The Largest Franchise Construction Pipeline in the U.S. Belongs to Marriott January 25, 2018Marriott International currently has the largest construction pipeline of any franchise company in the U.S. with 1,410 Projects/180,647 Rooms. Their largest brands in the Total Pipeline are: Fairfield Inn with 303 Projects/29,051 Rooms, Residence Inn with 199 Projects/24,680 Rooms and TownePlace Suites with 208 Projects/21,299 Rooms.
Marriott has the most rooms currently Under Construction with 502 Projects/68,119 Rooms, which represents more than 1/3 of all Pipeline rooms Under Construction. Additionally, they have the most rooms Scheduled to Start Construction in the Next 12 Months with 668 Projects/83,993 Rooms. In Early Planning, Marriott has 240 Projects/28,535 Rooms, almost double the number of projects it had in this stage at the end of 2016.
Marriott is forecasted to opened 351 new hotels with 43,587 rooms in 2018, accounting for 31% of all new hotels anticipated to open this year. The Marriott brands with the largest number of new hotels expected to open by year-end are Fairfield Inn with 81 Hotels/7,739 Rooms and Towneplace Suites with 58 Hotels/5,774 Rooms.
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