Upper Midscale-Upscale Hotel Construction Pipelines Most Active

Portsmouth, NH, May 30, 2018-The upper midscale and upscale pipelines together comprise 72% of all projects in the total pipeline, according to analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE).

The upper midscale category, including unbranded projects, has 2,278 projects/233,150 rooms and is the largest chain scale in the U.S. construction pipeline. The second largest chain scale including unbranded is the upscale category which has 1,529 projects/208,334 rooms.

The brands with the largest number of projects in upper midscale are: IHG’s Holiday Inn Express with 438 projects/40,657 rooms and from Hilton, Home2 Suites 377 projects/39,474 rooms and Hampton Inn & Suites with 316 projects/32,132 rooms. In upscale, the largest brand pipelines belong to Marriott’s Residence Inn with 200 projects/24,978 rooms and SpringHill Suites with 176 projects/20,124 rooms, and IHG’s Staybridge Suites with 139 projects/14,740 rooms.