The Middle East reported a 9.3% year-over-year increase in hotel rooms in construction as of April, while African hotel rooms in construction decreased 7.1%.
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Leading in the pipeline is Marriott International with 1,499 projects/196,771 rooms and Hilton Worldwide with 1,386 projects/154,349 rooms, both at all-time record highs. InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) follows with 980 projects/99,115 rooms.
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Preliminary April monthly data from STR shows London hotel occupancy decreased 1.6% to 81.1%, ADR rose 1.4% to 143.01 ($186.21) and RevPAR dipped 0.1% to 115.99 ($151.03).
STR's April 2019 pipeline report shows 203,890 hotel rooms under construction in the U.S., which is a 9.9% year-over-year increase.
Next are Dallas and Los Angeles, both at record highs, with 163 projects/19,689 rooms and 158 projects/25,578 rooms, respectively. Houston follows with 151 projects/15,643 rooms, and Nashville with 116 projects/15,599 rooms.
The absolute occupancy level was the highest for any April in STRs Abu Dhabi database. STR analysts note that performance levels were pushed by events such as Culture Summit Abu Dhabi (7-11 April) and the Retail Abu Dhabi Spring Sales (15 April through 1 May).
Triometric is an active member of HEDNA (Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association) and one of the co-chairs of the Hotel Analytics Working Group, alongside Excella and NTTData. The Working Group has been addressing the need for more awareness and use of business intelligence to make data-driven operational and distribution decisions. This work has culminated in the release a new white paper to help Hoteliers embrace and optimise the use of data analytics across their organisations. The Working Group exists bring together solutions and best practice to address specific distribution challenges.