The top 5 regions for hotel development ranked

The Parkroyal Melbourne Docklands (The PARKROYAL Melbourne Docklands will be the brand's second in the city.)

The Top Hotel Projects database has released its list of the five countries with the most new hotel construction projects underway. 

1. The Americas 

The Americas topped the list. The database shows that there are currently 87 new hotel construction projects underway. The majority of these projects are in North America, specifically in the U.S. The country has long been one of the countries most active for growth in hospitality and a consistent competitor for the top country for hotel growth. It has a mixture of viable markets that double as business hubs, including New York City, Los Angeles, San Fransisco and Washington D.C. The U.S. does not seem to be budging from its spot at the top any time soon.

2. Asia Pacific 

In second comes Asia Pacific, with 49 new hotels in its pipeline. Many of these claim locations in China and Australia, making this region a great contender to the U.S. China has a similar mixture of tourism and business destinations to the that of the U.S. Meanwhile, Australia has also experienced major growth in its hotel market. 

3. Europe

Europe trails behind the Asia Pacific with 40 projects underway. This region has shown consistent growth in the hotel industry because it also boasts great diversity compared to other countries. 

4. The Middle East 

This region comes in fourth with 27 new hotels currently under construction. Many of these are taking place in Dubai.

5. Africa 

Rounding out the list is Africa with eight new hotel projects underway. 

Here are some of the most interesting projects currently in progress from the Americas and the Asia Pacific, as cited by Top Hotel Projects: 

TWA Flight Hotel

JFK Airport’s Trans World Airlines (TWA) terminal is finally being redeveloped after 14 years as an empty space. The new hotel will have 505 guestrooms with 483 rooms and 22 suites. It will feature 40,000 square feet of conference, event and meeting space, 6-8 food and beverage outlets and a 10,000 square-foot public observation deck. 

Hampton by Hilton Bariloche 

The Hampton by Hilton Bariloche will be part of the new mixed-use development Bariloche Center. It will be close to the site’s retail and parking spaces and a plaza. The hotel will have meeting space, a fitness center and the brand’s Perfect Mix Lobby. Guests will have access to free WiFi, the brand’s bed, coffeemaker and flat-screen TV, complimentary breakfast, a 24-hour snack area and a bar area with dining options. 

Parkroyal Melbourne Docklands

This new hotel will be the brand’s fourth Parkroyal hotel in Australia and its second in Melbourne. It will be part of the waterfront development the Digital Harbour Precinct of Melbourne Docklands. These developments are part of the city’s on-going initiative to renew the Central Business District of Melbourne.