These markets have the top pipelines in the Asia Pacific region

Four Seasons Hotel Seoul
Four Seasons Hotel Seoul

The total pipeline for the Asia Pacific region—excluding China—has 1,561 hotels with 314,716 rooms, up 1 percent by hotels year-over-year, according to Lodging Econometrics’ most recent Asia Pacific Construction Pipeline Trend Report.

There are 834 hotels with 172,518 rooms under construction, down 2 percent by hotels year-over-year. Hotels scheduled to start construction in the next 12 months are at 308 hotels with 66,676 rooms, up 11 percent, while hotels in the early planning at 419 hotels/75,522 rooms up by 2 hotels.

Top Markets

The top three countries in the Asia Pacific Construction Pipeline, excluding China, are Indonesia with 397 hotels and 65,242 rooms, India with 227 hotels and 35,633 rooms and South Korea with 174 hotels and 36,410 rooms.


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The cities with the largest pipelines are Seoul with 148 hotels and 27,084 rooms, Jakarta with 112 hotels and 20,300 rooms, Tokyo with 47 hotels and 11,908 rooms and Kuala Lumpur with 45 hotels and 10,924 rooms.

Top Companies

The top hotel companies in the Asia Pacific Construction Pipeline, excluding China, are Marriott International with 230 hotels and 51,852 rooms, InterContinental Hotels Group with 125 hotels and 29,135 rooms and Hilton Worldwide with 69 hotels and 14,669 rooms. 

The largest brand in the pipeline for each of the these companies are Marriott’s Sheraton Hotels with 30 hotels (7,436 rooms), IHG’s Holiday Inn with 45 hotels (11,676 rooms) and Hilton Hotel & Resorts with 21 hotels (5,411 rooms).

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