New York Led Hotel Construction Pipeline in Q3

Portsmouth, NH, November 12, 2018-In the third quarter of 2018, analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that the top five markets with the largest total hotel construction pipelines are: New York City with 170 projects/29,630 rooms; Dallas with 157 projects/18,954 rooms; Houston with 150 projects/16,473 rooms; Los Angeles with 141 projects/24,129 rooms; and Nashville with 115 projects/15,179 rooms. 

Projects already under construction and those scheduled to start construction in the next 12 months, combined, have a total of 3,782 projects/213,798 rooms and are at cyclical highs. Markets with the greatest number of projects already in the ground and those scheduled to start construction in the next 12 months are New York with 145 projects/24,675 rooms, Dallas with 112 projects/13,854 rooms, Houston with 103 projects/11,562 rooms, Los Angeles with 92 projects/14,249 rooms, and Nashville with 88 projects/12,322 rooms. 

In the third quarter, Los Angeles has the highest number of new projects announced into the pipeline with 22 projects/6,457 rooms. Detroit follows Los Angeles with 18 projects/1,937 rooms, Dallas with 14 projects/1,529 rooms, New York City with 12 projects/1,857 rooms, and then Atlanta with 12 projects/1,354 rooms. 

Reflecting the strong cyclical highs in the pipeline, LE’s forecast for new hotel openings will continue to rise in 2018-2020.