Upper-Midscale and Upscale Projects Lead U.S. Hotel Construction

PORTSMOUTH, NH—Analysts at Lodging Econometrics recently reported that the upper-midscale hotel segment has the largest project count of all chain scales in the total U.S. construction pipeline. The category stands at 2,129 projects totaling 211,724 rooms. The second leading segment for hotel construction is the upscale category, which has 1,339 projects/172,723 rooms. Together, upper-midscale and upscale hotel projects comprise 67 percent of all projects in the total U.S. hotel construction pipeline.

The brands with the largest number of hotel projects in upper-midscale segment are: IHG’s Holiday Inn Express with 444 projects/41,343 rooms; Hilton’s Home2 Suites 355 projects/37,188 rooms; Hilton’s Hampton Inn & Suites with 314 projects/32,386 rooms; and Marriott’s Fairfield Inn with 303 projects/29,051 rooms.

In the upscale segment, the top brands are: Marriott’s Residence Inn with 199 projects/24,680 rooms; Marriott’s SpringHill Suites with 174 projects/19,931 rooms; Courtyard by Marriott with 139 projects/18,000 rooms; and Hilton Garden Inn with 134 projects/17,616 rooms.