Industry Update
Performance16 May 2019

STR: Central/South America Hotel Construction Down 5.3%

With 168 hotels comprising 23,324 rooms in construction through April, Central and South America's number of rooms in construction is down 5.3% year over year.

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LONDON — STR's pipeline data for the Central/South America region showed 168 hotel projects accounting for 23,324 rooms in construction as of April 2019. This represented a 5.3% year-over-year decline 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, midscale projects represented the only percentage increase (+29.5%) in activity year over year.

  1. Midscale: 5,551 rooms (+29.5%)
  2. Upscale: 5,229 rooms (-22.8%)
  3. Upper Upscale: 4,842 rooms (-21.7%)

Five countries reported more than 1,000 rooms under construction. Brazil led with 10,085 rooms, which represented 3.7% of the country's existing supply, followed by Colombia (3,743 rooms, 7.1% of existing supply).

  1. Brazil: 10,085 rooms (3.7%)
  2. Colombia: 3,743 rooms (7.1%)
  3. Chile: 2,196 rooms (5.8%)
  4. Peru: 2,106 rooms (7.6%)
  5. Argentina: 1,049 rooms (1.6%)

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