Europe is the only world region showing increased hotel construction activity in comparison with the end of Q1 last year, according to March pipeline data from STR.
March 2021 (% changes in comparison with March 2020)
Germany (51,785) and the U.K. (36,919) lead Europe in total rooms in construction.
Among countries in the region, China has the most rooms in construction (283,893), followed by Vietnam (28,657).
Middle East & Africa
United Arab Emirates (43,032 rooms) and Saudi Arabia (37,150 rooms) lead in construction activity. Saudi Arabia tops the world in projected hotel supply growth over the next three years.
The U.S. led the world in new hotel openings during Q1 2021, despite a year-over-year decline in construction activity. In addition to the U.S., Mexico (14,491) and Canada (8,804) have the highest number of rooms in construction in the region.