Marriott has the Largest Construction Pipeline of Any Franchise Company

    Marriott International currently has the largest and most active pipeline by room-count of any franchise company with 163,063 rooms across 1,264 projects, according to Lodging Econometrics. The company’s largest brands in the pipeline are Fairfield Inn with 27,220 rooms/285 projects, Residence Inn with 23,725 rooms/188 projects, and TownePlace Suites with 18,450 rooms/180 projects.

    Marriott also has the most rooms currently under construction, totaling 65,924 rooms across 487 current construction projects and accounting for 1/3 of all the company’s rooms in a construction phase. Additionally, Marriott has the most rooms scheduled to start construction within 12 months—78,404 rooms across 637 projects. An additional 17,117 rooms and 140 projects and in the early phases of planning.

    In the first quarter of 2017, Marriott opened 64 new hotels with a combined total of 7,187 rooms. The brands with the largest number of new hotels opened are Fairfield Inn with 16 hotels and Courtyard with 13 Hotels.

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