According to the recent Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), the franchise companies with the largest pipelines by rooms in Q117 are; Marriott with 163,063 Rooms/1,264 Projects, Hilton with 146,104 Rooms/1,279 Projects and IHG with 82,771 Rooms/795 Projects. These 3 franchise companies comprise 65% of all rooms in the Total Pipeline.
The largest brand for each of these companies are; Marriott’s Fairfield Inn with 27,220 Rooms/285 Projects, Hilton’s Home2 Suites with 36,074 Rooms/344 Projects and IHG’s Holiday Inn Express with 38,160 Rooms/412 Projects.
The franchise companies with the most New Project Announcements by rooms into the Pipeline in the first quarter were; Hilton with 18,387 Rooms/162 Projects, Choice with 8,118 Rooms/117 Projects and Marriott with 7,129 rooms/55 Projects. These companies represent 59% of all new rooms announced.