The June 209 Asia Pacific hotel development
pipeline compiled by STR Global includes 969 hotels with 227,567
Among the key markets, Shanghai, China, reported
the most rooms in total active pipeline with 13,706.
Three other markets reported more than 5,000
rooms in the total active pipeline for the month: Mumbai, India,
ended the month with 9,391 rooms; Bangkok, Thailand, ended with
8,622 rooms; and Beijing, China ended with 5,800.
Three markets reported less than 500 rooms
in the total active pipeline: Osaka, Japan (274 rooms); Tokyo,
Japan (160 rooms); and Brisbane, Australia (156 rooms).
“There is a lot of development in Asia, but
there are a couple of countries that are dominating,” said Duane
Vinson, vice president of content management at STR. “One is
China, where 108,346 rooms are in the active pipeline, 77,832 of
which are under construction. The second is India, which has
45,323 rooms in the total active pipeline.”
According to STR’s data, about 60% of the
projects in the region are in the Luxury, Upper Upscale and
Within the Chain-Scale segments, the Upscale
segment made up the largest portion of the total pipeline, with
23.3% of the total rooms (53,132 rooms).
The Upper-Upscale segment also accounted
for a large portion of the total pipeline for the region, with
22.5% of the rooms (51,099 rooms).
The Economy and the
Midscale-without-Food-and-Beverage segments accounted for the
smallest part of the total pipeline. The Economy segment made up
5.2% of the total pipeline with 11,843 rooms, and the
Midscale-without-F&B segment made up 2.7% of the total pipeline
with 6,119 rooms.
Asia Pacific Pipeline by Chain-Scale Segment for
June 2009 (number of rooms)
||Total Active Pipeline*
|Midscale w/ F&B
|Midscale w/o F&B
Includes those projects in the In Construction, Final
Planning and Planning phases.
|Source: STR Global
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