Industry Update
Performance16 May 2019

STR: Asia/Pacific Hotel Construction Up 23.3% In April

The Asia/Pacific region reported 1,892 hotels with a total of 423,343 rooms in construction through April.

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Smith Travel Research

LONDON — 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%)

About STR

STR provides premium data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights for global hospitality sectors. Founded in 1985, STR maintains a presence in 15 countries with a corporate North American headquarters in Hendersonville, Tennessee, an international headquarters in London, and an Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore. STR was acquired in October 2019 by CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. For more information, please visit and

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