STR’s hotel pipeline data for the Asia Pacific region showed 2,109 projects accounting for 470,650 rooms in construction as of July 2019. This represented a 27.0% year-over-year increase in the number of rooms in the final phase of the development pipeline.
A majority of the region’s rooms in construction are in three segments. Of those three, upper midscale projects represented the largest percentage increase (+41.9%) in activity year over year.
1. Upscale: 123,692 rooms (+23.2%)
2. Upper Midscale: 112,400 rooms (+47.6%)
3. Upper Upscale: 102,043 rooms (+14.1%)
Five countries reported more than 20,000 rooms under construction. China led with 244,233 rooms, which represented 9.4% of the country’s existing supply, followed by Japan (43,012 rooms, 6.3% of existing supply).
1. China: 244,233 rooms (9.4%)
2. Japan: 43,012 rooms (6.3%)
3. Vietnam: 29,625 rooms (29.4%)
4. Indonesia: 26,694 rooms (7.3%)
5. India: 24,801 rooms (8.4%)
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