MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, HILTON Worldwide and InterContinental Hotels Group had the top three construction pipelines in 2018’s second quarter, according to Lodging Econometrics. Combined they comprise 66 percent of the total construction pipeline for rooms.
Marriott’s pipeline included with 1,351 projects with 177,743 rooms. Hilton’s had 1,327 projects with 147,728 rooms and IHG’s contained 932 projects/95,018 rooms.
Fairfield Inn, with 284 projects with 27,584 rooms, was Marriott’s largest brand. Hilton’s was Home2 Suites, with 384 projects with 40,240 rooms, and IHG’s was Holiday Inn Express with 430 projects with 40,162 rooms.
Marriott’s TownePlace Suites was another high performer for the company, comprising 201 projects with 20,737 rooms in the pipeline, along Residence Inn with 190 projects with 23,443 rooms. Hilton’s Hampton Inn and Suites had 302 projects with 30,700 rooms and the franchise’s Tru by Hilton brand had 298 projects with 28,776 rooms. IHG’s Staybridge Suites had 143 projects with 15,206 rooms and its new avid Hotel had 121 projects with 11,187 rooms. Champion Hotels, under founder and CEO Champak “Champ” Patel, is set to open the first avid in mid-August near Oklahoma City.