According to the February 2013 STR Pipeline
Report, the total active U.S. hotel development pipeline comprises
2,728 projects totaling 320,397 rooms.
This represents a 10.1%
increase in the number of rooms in the total active pipeline
compared with February 2012 and a 39.7% increase in rooms under
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.
Chain Scale segments, the Luxury segment reported the largest
increase in rooms in the total active pipeline, rising 66.8% to
7,665 rooms. The Upscale segment (+23.8% to 89,198 rooms) and the
Unaffiliated Segment (+10.3% to 91,316 rooms) also reported
double-digit increases in rooms in the total active pipeline. The
Midscale segment reported the largest decrease in rooms in the
total active pipeline, falling 18.6% to 19,423 rooms.
segments experienced increases of more than 50% in rooms under
construction: the Luxury segment (+477.7% to 4,731 rooms) and the
Upscale segment (+66.9% to 26,392 rooms). The Upper Upscale
segment ended the month with the only decrease in rooms under
construction, falling 15.1% with 6,757 rooms).
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