Editorial Article13 November 2008
U.S. Lodging Real Estate Development Pipeline
By Patrick H. Ford | Lodging Econometrics
Presented at the fifth annual Hospitality Leadership Forum, held in conjunction with the 2008 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show® in New York on November 8, 2008. The forum brought together visionaries from the hospitality industry and beyond, giving attendees the opportunity to hear firsthand about the forces that will shape the future of the industry.
Patrick H. Ford is President of Lodging Econometrics (LE), Portsmouth, NH, USA, the Global Authority for Hotel Real Estate. LE provides Development Pipeline Reports for all markets, countries and regions around the world. Each Report includes a summary of the current Pipeline for each of three stages: Under Construction, Starts in the Next 12 Months, and Early Planning; a Forecast for New Hotel Openings in ’07, ’08, ’09, & ’10 and beyond; plus the existing Census count for Open and Operating Hotels. Pipeline Summaries are compiled by market, country, Company and Brand, size of hotel, and star rating.
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