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STR Global Reports August 2010 Hotel Pipelines

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According to the August 2010 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report, the Asia Pacific hotel development pipeline comprises 1,037 hotels totalling 255,208 rooms.

China reported the most rooms in the total active pipeline among the region's countries with 134,832, followed by India with 47,477 rooms. China also reported the most rooms in the In Construction phase with 92,559 rooms.

Among the key markets in the region, Shanghai, China, ended the month with the most rooms in the total active pipeline with 13,227 rooms. Two other markets reported more than 5,000 rooms in the total active pipeline: Bangkok, Thailand (9,138 rooms) and New Delhi, India (7,215 rooms).

Four of the seven Chain Scale segments each accounted for more than 15% of rooms in the total active pipeline: the Upscale segment (24.6% and 62,671 rooms); the Upper Upscale segment (24.4% and 62,153 rooms); the Unaffiliated segment (18.6% and 47,574 rooms); and the Luxury segment (17.7% and 45,246 rooms).

Caribbean / Mexico Hotel Pipeline for August 2010

The Caribbean / Mexico hotel development pipeline comprises 132 hotels totaling 16,870 rooms.

Among the key countries in the region, Mexico reported the largest number of rooms in the total active pipeline (10,545 rooms) and in the In Construction phase (4,737 rooms). The Dominican Republic (1,674 rooms) and Puerto Rico (1,210 rooms) also reported more than 1,000 rooms in the total active pipeline.

Among the Chain Scale segments, the Midscale without Food and Beverage segment accounted for the largest portion of the total active pipeline with 5,337 rooms, followed by the Upscale segment, which made up 21% with 3,545 rooms. The economy segment accounted for the smallest portion of the total active pipeline with 3.3% and 552 rooms.

Central / South America Hotel Pipeline for August 2010

The Central / South America hotel development pipeline comprises 133 hotels totalling 21,384 rooms.

Among the countries in the region, Brazil reported the largest number of rooms in the total active pipeline with 7,400 rooms, followed by Panama with 5,530 rooms. Panama ended the month with the largest number of rooms in the In Construction phase, with 3,113 rooms, followed by Brazil with 2,632 rooms.

Among the key markets in the region, Panama City, Panama, reported the largest number of rooms in the total active pipeline (5,025 rooms) and 3,113 rooms in the In Construction phase.

Among the Chain Scale segments, three each accounted for more than 15% of the total active pipeline: the Upscale segment (29% and 6,209 rooms); the Upper Upscale segment (22.7% and 4,864 rooms); and the Economy segment (19.8% with 4,233 rooms). The Unaffiliated segment made up the smallest portion of the total active pipeline with 4.6% and 981 rooms.

 Europe Hotel Pipeline for August 2010

The Europe hotel development pipeline comprises 699 hotels totalling 120,266 rooms. The region reported 311 projects in the In Construction phase with 57,526 rooms.

Among the region's countries, the United Kingdom reported the largest number of rooms in the total active pipeline with 27,384 rooms, followed by Germany (16,702 rooms) and Russia (16,303 rooms). The U.K. also ended the month with the largest number of rooms in the In Construction phase (11,262), along with Germany (8,087 rooms) and Russia (7,497 rooms).

Among the key markets in the region, London, U.K., ended the month with the most rooms in the total active pipeline (8,394) and in the In Construction phase (3,682), followed by Berlin, Germany, with 4,622 rooms in the total active pipeline and 2,408 rooms in the In Construction phase.

Among the Chain Scale segments, the Upscale segment accounted for the largest portion of rooms in the total active pipeline with 24.4% and 29,342 rooms. Three other segments each made up more than 15% of rooms in the total active pipeline: the Midscale with Food and Beverage segment (16.1% and 19,363 rooms); the Upper Upscale segment (15.6% and 18,703 rooms); and the Unaffiliated segment (15.1% and 18,158 rooms).

Middle East / Africa Hotel Pipeline for August 2010

The Middle East / Africa hotel development pipeline comprises 449 hotels totalling 123,631 rooms.

United Arab Emirates reported the largest number of rooms in the total active pipeline (53,833 rooms) and in the In Construction phase (27,970 rooms) among the countries in the region. Saudi Arabia followed UAE with 16,464 rooms in the total active pipeline and 7,895 rooms in the In Construction phase.

Among the key markets in the region, Dubai, UAE, reported the most rooms in the total active pipeline with 31,512 rooms, as well as in the In Construction phase with 16,307 rooms. Abu Dhabi also reported a significant number of rooms in the total active pipeline (14,749) and in the In Construction phase (7,884 rooms).

Three of the seven Chain Scale segments each accounted for more than 20% of rooms in the total active pipeline: the Upper Upscale segment (27.2% with 33,660 rooms); the Unaffiliated segment (25.6% with 31,645 rooms); and the Luxury segment (21.0% with 25,967 rooms).

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