Marriott Expected To Open Nearly a Third of All New U.S. Hotels in 2018

AC Hotel Tampa

Marriott International’s current hotel construction pipeline in the United States has 1,383 projects totaling 177,926 rooms, the largest of any domestic franchise company, according to Lodging Econometrics. Analysts say that the company is forecasted to open 348 new hotels with 43,415 rooms in 2018, accounting for 31 percent of all new hotels anticipated to open this year. In 2019, Marriott is expected to open 348 projects/43,415 rooms.

Three of the company’s brands make up half of its total pipeline—Fairfield Inn with 293 projects/28,418 rooms, TownePlace Suites with 206 projects/21,193 rooms, and Residence Inn with 200 projects/24,978 rooms.

A third of all rooms in Marriott’s U.S. pipeline are under construction, with 502 projects/68,316 rooms currently in the ground. Additionally, the company has 695 projects/86,761 rooms scheduled to start construction in the next 12 months and 186 projects/228,849 rooms in early planning stages.\

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Photo: The AC Hotel by Marriott Tampa/Airport–Westshore recently opened.