According to the third quarter report by analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE), the franchise companies dominating the U.S. construction pipeline with the largest pipelines are Marriott International with 1,380 projects/181,907 rooms, Hilton Worldwide with 1,350 projects/150,698 rooms, and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) with 939 projects/95,312 rooms. The construction pipelines for these three franchise companies comprise an impressive 68% of the total construction pipeline projects with Marriott and Hilton again setting all-time highs for their companies.
The leading brands by project count in the construction pipeline for each of these three companies are IHG’s Holiday Inn Express with 422 projects/39,667 rooms, Hilton’s Home2 Suites by Hilton with 401 projects/41,958 rooms, and Marriott’s Fairfield Inn with 284 projects/27,678 rooms. These three mid-market brands are so dominant that they alone account for 21% of the projects in the total construction pipeline.
Other significant brands in the pipeline for each of these franchises are: Hilton’s Tru by Hilton with 302 projects/29,245 rooms and Hampton Inn and Suites with 300 projects/31,013 rooms; Marriott’s TownePlace Suites with 207 projects/21,525 rooms and Residence Inn with 204 projects/25,014 rooms; and IHG’s Staybridge Suites with 147 projects/15,427 rooms and Avid Hotel with 142 projects/13,160 rooms.