In the most recent Lodging Econometrics (LE) Construction Pipeline Trend report on Los Angeles, LE states that Los Angeles has a total of 168 projects/28,501 rooms in the construction pipeline, the largest pipeline of any market in the U.S. Of this total, hotels presently under construction are at 46 projects/7,064 rooms, projects scheduled to start construction in the next 12 months are at 56 projects/9,199 rooms, and those in early planning are at 66 projects/ 12,238 rooms. If all of the projects in the pipeline come to fruition, this will increase the city’s guest room supply by 27.1%.
The three market tracts with the largest hotel construction pipelines are: Los Angeles Central Business District with 47 projects/11,490 rooms; Los Angeles East with 32 projects/4,418 rooms; and Los Angeles North with 29 projects/3,037 rooms. These three important market tracts combined account for 67% of the rooms in Los Angeles’ total construction pipeline.
The market tracts with the most projects presently under construction are Los Angeles North with 12 projects/1,153 rooms; Los Angeles Central Business District with 10 projects/2,208 rooms; and Los Angeles East with 8 projects/1,333 rooms.
LE’s forecast for new hotel openings predicts that in 2020, Los Angeles will have a growth rate of 2.5% with 19 new hotels/2,589 rooms opening. In 2021, Los Angeles is forecast to jump to a 4.4% growth rate with 33 new hotels/4,784 rooms expected to open.