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Nearly 44,000 Guestrooms Opened in U.S. Last Year

Jan 15, 2013


The U.S. hotel industry opened 407 new properties representing 43,865 rooms in 2012, according to data from STR/McGraw Hill Construction Dodge Pipeline Report.

“Net U.S. room supply growth in 2012 should be 0.5 percent when the final numbers are in, the second consecutive year of very low room capacity gains for the industry,” says Bobby Bowers, senior VP of operations at STR. “We anticipate higher supply growth this year and are expecting a full year net room increase of about 1 percent in 2013.”

Among the chain scale segments, the Upper Midscale opened the most rooms in 2012 with 15,700 across 166 projects. The segment reported a 0.6 percent decrease in the number of rooms that opened in 2012 compared with 2011. The Upscale segment followed with 11,819 rooms in 85 properties during 2012, and the Independent segment, which opened 7,216 rooms in 52 properties. The Luxury segment opened the smallest number of new rooms in 2012 (233 rooms in one property).

In 2013, the U.S. hotel industry is expecting 817 properties with 87,301 rooms to open. Among the Chain Scale segments, the Upper Midscale segment is expected to open the largest number of rooms in 2013 with 33,432 in 362 properties. The Upscale segment (29,562 rooms in 229 properties) and the Unaffiliated segment (10,126 rooms in 86 properties) also are expected to unveil a significant number of new rooms in 2013.





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