Note: There was a correction in the table. The Unaffiliated segment rooms In Construction should be 8,364 rooms, not 8,634 as previously stated.
HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee—The total active U.S. hotel development pipeline comprises 2,990 projects totaling 323,070 rooms, according to the July 2011 STR/McGraw Hill Construction Dodge Pipeline Report released this week. This represents a 10.1-percent decrease in the number of rooms in the total active pipeline compared to July 2010. 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.
Among the Chain Scale segments, the Upper Upscale segment ended the month with the largest increase in both rooms in the In Construction phase (+40.0 percent with 9,414 rooms) and in the total active pipeline (+21.8 percent with 23,314 rooms).The Upscale segment ended the month virtually flat with a 0.2-percent increase in rooms in the total active pipeline with 81,735 rooms. The Economy segment (-31.0 percent with 3,645 rooms) and the Midscale segment (-27.2 percent with 24,212 rooms) reported the largest decreases in rooms in the total active pipeline.
U.S. pipeline by Chain Scale segment (number of rooms and percent change July 2011 vs. July 2010):
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