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.
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%.
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.
Three hotel company portfolios exceed 500,000 rooms in North America, according to census data from STR.