PORTSMOUTH, NH—Marriott International currently has the largest hotel construction pipeline of any franchise company in the United States with 1,410 projects totaling 180,647 rooms, according to Lodging Econometrics. The biggest brands in the company’s pipeline are: Fairfield Inn with 303 projects/29,051 rooms; Residence Inn with 199 projects/24,680 rooms, and TownePlace Suites with 208 projects/21,299 rooms.
In addition to the largest pipeline, Marriott has the most rooms currently under construction nationwide. The company’s 502 projects with a total of 68,119 rooms currently under construction represent more than a third of all the hotel rooms under construction in the total U.S. pipeline. The company also has the most rooms scheduled to start construction in the next 12 months—83,993 rooms across 668 projects. Marriott has an additional 240 projects/28,535 rooms in early planning stages—almost double the number of projects it had in this stage at the end of 2016.
Marriott is forecasted to open 351 new hotels with 43,587 rooms in 2018, accounting for 31 percent of all new hotels anticipated to open this year. The Marriott brands with the largest number of new hotels expected to open by year-end are Fairfield Inn with 81 hotels/7,739 rooms and Towneplace Suites with 58 hotels/5,774 rooms.