Caribbean/Mexico Hotel Construction Up 16.8% for October 2019

In October, the number of hotel rooms in construction in the Caribbean and Mexico regions rose 16.8% to 30,809.

STR’s hotel pipeline data for the Caribbean/Mexico region showed 151 projects accounting for 30,809 rooms in construction as of October 2019. This represented a 16.8% year-over-year jump 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, luxury projects represented the largest percentage increase (+10.6%) in activity year over year.

1. Luxury: 7,270 rooms (+10.6%)
2. Upscale: 7,221 rooms (+1.5%)
3. Upper Upscale: 6,341 rooms (+0.8%)

Four countries in the region reported more than 1,000 rooms under construction. Mexico led with 16,303 rooms, which represented 3.9% of the country’s existing supply, followed by the Dominican Republic (5,738 rooms, 7.9% of existing supply).

1. Mexico: 16,303 rooms (3.9%)
2. Dominican Republic: 5,738 rooms (7.9%)
3. Jamaica: 1,925 rooms (7.7%)
4. Cuba: 1,128 rooms (1.7%)

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