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STR Reports Global Hotel Pipeline for May 2010

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 According to the May 2010 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report, the hotel development pipeline in Asia Pacific comprises 1,004 hotels totalling 253,815 rooms.

Among the countries in the region, China reported the largest number of rooms in the total active pipeline (136,514 rooms) and the largest number of rooms in the In Construction phase (96,691 rooms). India followed with 46,613 rooms in the total active pipeline and 30,147 rooms in the In Construction phase.

Among the key markets, Shanghai, China, ended the month with the largest number of rooms in the total active pipeline (13,919 rooms), followed by Bangkok, Thailand (9,498 rooms), and New Delhi, India (7,436 rooms).

 Shanghai (11,350 rooms), Bangkok (5,599 rooms) and New Delhi (5,477 rooms) also reported the most rooms in the In Construction phase.

Four of the seven Chain Scale segments each accounted for more than 15% of rooms in the total active pipeline. The Upper Upscale segment made up 25.1% of the total active pipeline with 63,777 rooms, followed by the Upscale segment (23.8% with 60,324 rooms), the Luxury segment (18.4% with 46,582 rooms) and the Unaffiliated segment (18.4% with 46,656 rooms).

Caribbean / Mexico Hotel Pipeline for May 2010

The Caribbean / Mexico hotel development pipeline comprises 133 hotels totaling 17,172 rooms.

Among the countries of the region, Mexico reported the largest number of rooms in the total active pipeline (10,856). The country also reported 5,120 rooms in the In Construction phase, which is more than 40% of rooms in the country's total active pipeline. The Dominican Republic (1,874 rooms) and Puerto Rico (1,445 rooms) also reported a large number of rooms in the total active pipeline.

Among the Chain Scale segments, two of the seven segments each accounted for more than 20% of the total active pipeline: the Midscale without Food and Beverage segment (28.4% with 4,883 rooms) and the Upscale segment (23.6% with 4,049 rooms). The Economy segment accounted for the smallest portion of the total active pipeline (4.1% with 696 rooms).

Central / South America Hotel Pipeline for May 2010

The Central / South America hotel development pipeline comprises 133 hotels totalling 21,276 rooms.

Among the countries in the region, Brazil reported the largest number of rooms in the total active pipeline (7,197 rooms), followed by Panama with 5,300 rooms. Panama reported the largest number of rooms in the In Construction phase (2,983). Brazil followed with 2,879 rooms in the In Construction phase.

Panama City, Panama, reported the largest number of rooms in the total active pipeline (4,795) among the key markets in the region, followed by Bogota, Columbia, with 1,001 rooms.

Three of the seven Chain Scale segments each accounted for more than 20% of rooms in the total active pipeline. The Upscale segment made up the largest portion of the total active pipeline with 25.2% (5,365 rooms), followed by the Upper Upscale segment (23.9% and 5,080 rooms) and the Economy segment (22.3% and 4,748 rooms).

Europe Hotel Pipeline for May 2010

The Europe hotel development pipeline comprises 679 hotels totalling 117,996 rooms. The region reported 322 projects in the In Construction phase with 58,617 rooms.

Among the countries of the region, the United Kingdom ended the month with the largest number of rooms in the total active pipeline with 26,878 rooms. Two other countries reported more than 15,000 rooms in the total active pipeline: Germany (16,881 rooms) and Russia (15,900 rooms). The U.K. also reported the largest number of rooms in the In Construction phase (11,724), followed by Germany (8,722) and Russia (7,119).

Among the key markets, London, U.K., reported the most rooms in the total active pipeline (8,260 rooms) as well as in the In Construction phase (3,744, rooms). Two other markets ended the month with more than 4,000 rooms in the total active pipeline: Berlin, Germany (4,095 rooms), and Moscow, Russia (4,028).

Four of the seven Chain Scale segments each accounted for more than 15% of rooms in the total active pipeline: the Upscale segment (23.3% with 27,467); the Midscale with Food and Beverage segment (16.6% with 19,584 rooms); the Upper Upscale segment (16.1% with 18,970 rooms); and the Unaffiliated segment (15.5% with 18,314 rooms).

172 projects totalling 28,398 rooms are expected to open in the region during 2010.

Middle East / Africa Hotel Pipeline for May 2010

The Middle East / Africa hotel development pipeline comprises 468 hotels totalling 127,938 rooms.

Among the countries in the region, the United Arab Emirates ended the month with the most rooms in the total active pipeline with 55,629 rooms. UAE also reported the most rooms in the In Construction phase with 29,323 rooms. Saudi Arabia reported 15,770 rooms in the total active pipeline.

Among the key markets in region, Dubai, UAE, reported the largest number of rooms in the total active pipeline (32,516) and in the In Construction phase (16,510 rooms). Abu Dhabi, UAE, followed with 14,712 rooms in the total active pipeline and 8,460 rooms in the In Construction phase.

Among the Chain Scale segments, the Upper Upscale segment accounted for the largest portion of rooms in the total active pipeline with 26.1% (33,448 rooms), followed by the Unaffiliated segment (25.5% and 32,568 rooms) and the Luxury segment (21% and 26,816 rooms).

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