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Marriott Holds Largest U.S. Pipeline

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that at year-end 2016, Marriott had the largest pipeline in the country of any franchise company with 1,301 projects/167,641 rooms. Since its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Marriott has added 10 full-service brands ...

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Developers Wait for Gov. Action on EB-5

The fate of the EB-5 financing and immigration program is up in the air due to changing immigration laws, leaving many hotel developers in limbo. The program allows developers to raise capital from foreign investors who in turn can receive ...

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Planned Hotel on Beach Sparks Controversy

Christopher Columbus Landing Resort, a 140-acre complex on Puerto Rico’s northwest coast of Playuela, is stirring concern in the in community, with some fearing that the project will overtake an untouched beach. Proponents say the project would bring 700 jobs ...

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Zika Hasn’t Gone Away, But Some Tourists Don’t Care

While the Zika virus still lingers, tourists seem less concerned about its reach. Last year, Costa Rica experienced a severe drop in honeymoon business because of the concerns surrounding the virus, but this year is experiencing a boom. Read more here.

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Houston Has Second Largest Construction Pipeline

According to Lodging Econometrics (LE), following New York City, Houston has the second largest pipeline in the country with 169 projects/18,373 rooms. With its pipeline continuing to grow, Houston is likely to top its previous peak of 171 total projects ...

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