STR: Asia Pacific hotel construction up 23.3% in April

STR’s pipeline data for the Asia Pacific region showed 1,892 hotel projects accounting for 423,343 rooms in construction as of April 2019.


Key points:

  • Asia Pacific region showed 1,892 hotel projects accounting for 423,343 rooms in construction as of April 2019

  • 23.3% year-over-year increase in the number of rooms

  • Upper midscale projects represented the largest percentage increase (+41.9%)


STR’s pipeline data for the Asia Pacific region showed 1,892 hotel projects accounting for 423,343 rooms in construction as of April 2019. This represented a 23.3% 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: 109,689 rooms (+12.3%)

  2. Upper Midscale: 99,013 rooms (+41.9%)

  3. Upper Upscale: 95,915 rooms (+17.6%)


Five countries reported more than 20,000 rooms under construction. China led with 225,170 rooms, which represented 8.8% of the country’s existing supply, followed by Japan (39,864 rooms, 6.1% of existing supply).

  1. China: 225,170 rooms (8.8%)

  2. Japan: 39,864 rooms (6.1%)

  3. Indonesia: 26,431 rooms (7.3%)

  4. Vietnam: 24,831 rooms (25.6%)

  5. India: 21,068 rooms (7.4%)

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