August 2, 2018 – PORTSMOUTH, NH According to the second quarter construction pipeline trend report by Lodging Econometrics (LE), the top five markets with the largest hotel construction pipelines are: New York City with 169 projects/29,365 rooms; Dallas with 156 projects/18, 908 rooms; Houston with 150 projects/16,321 rooms; Nashville with 123 projects/16,392 rooms; and Los Angeles with 121 projects/18,037 rooms.
The five top markets with the most projects currently under construction are New York City with 101 projects/17,108 rooms, Dallas with 47 projects/6,350 rooms, Nashville with 43 projects/7,005 rooms, Houston with 40 projects/4,738 rooms, and Atlanta with 28 projects/3,387 rooms.
In the second quarter, Nashville has the largest number of new projects announced into the pipeline with 13 projects/1,351 rooms, followed by Los Angeles with 12 projects/1,845 rooms, New York City with 11 projects/1,075 rooms, Houston with 11 projects/909 rooms, and Dallas with 10 projects/1,229 rooms. If all of the projects in their pipelines come to fruition, these leading markets will increase their current room supply by: Nashville 38.2%, Austin 29.3%, Fort Worth 28.5%, San Jose 25.3%, and New York City 25.2%.
Hotels forecast to open in 2018 are led by New York City with 45 projects/7,762 rooms, followed by Dallas with 33 projects/ 3,813 rooms, and then Houston with 27 projects/3,114 rooms. In 2019, New York is forecast to again top the list of new hotel openings with 52 projects/7,356 rooms while, at this time, Dallas is anticipated to take the lead in 2020 with 40 projects/4,943 rooms expected to open.