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The Europe Hotel Construction Pipeline Is Booming At A 22% Year-over-year Growth

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:34:43 GMT

In line with its surging economic recovery, a recent Hotel Construction Pipeline Trend Report for Europe states that the Total Pipeline is booming with 1,316 Projects/205,650 Rooms, up 22% by projects Year-Over-Year (YOY) according to Lodging Econometrics (LE).There are 636 Projects/103,736 Rooms Under Construction, up 19% by projects YOY. Projects Scheduled to Start Construction in the Next 12 Months are at 412 Projects/63,815 Rooms, up 45%, while projects in Early Planning at 268 Projects/38,099 Rooms are up by 2%.The top countries in the Europe Construction Pipeline are: United Kingdom with 245 Projects/37,108 Rooms, Germany with 210 Projects/39,330 Rooms, France with 122 Projects/15,318 Rooms and Russia with 87 Projects/16,653 Rooms. Cities in Europe with the largest pipelines are: London with 82 Projects/14,458 Rooms, Paris with 37 Projects/6,747 Rooms, Istanbul with 31 Projects/5,620 Rooms and both with 28 projects, Frankfurt with 6,133 rooms and Munich with 5,358 rooms.The top hotel companies in Europe's Construction Pipeline are: AccorHotels with 215 Projects/27,876 Rooms, Marriott International with 187 Projects/31,977 Rooms, Hilton Worldwide with 177 Projects/27,709 Rooms and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) with 141 Projects/24,128 Rooms. The largest brand in the Pipeline for each of the these companies are: Accor's Ibis Styles with 50 Projects/6,437 Rooms, Marriott's Moxy with 60 Projects/10,752 Rooms, Hilton's Hampton Inn & Suites with 69 Projects/10,456 Rooms and IHG's Holiday Inn Express with 63 Projects/10,028 Rooms.

W Hotels Re-Ignites The What She Said Conversation

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:32:34 GMT


What You Must Know from the EMEA Hotel Construction Report

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:46:48 GMT

TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION has released its latest EMEA Report, and there is a great deal of valuable information for hotel owners and operators within it, as well as useful information for investors and developers in hospitality.

Response to Airbnb Plus & Boutique Program Announcement

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:45:43 GMT

The following statement is from Troy Flanagan, Vice President of State & Local Government Affairs at American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), in regards to Airbnb's announcement today about its new Airbnb Plus and Boutique programs. "Whether it's called Plus or Boutique program, Airbnb's latest scheme is just further proof the company is trying to play in the hoteling space while evading industry regulations. If Airbnb wants to enter the hoteling business, then it needs to be regulated, taxed and subject to the same safety compliances and oversight that law-abiding hotel companies adhere to each and every day." "The question that cities and neighborhoods should be asking – will these 'Plus' or 'Boutique' listings include commercial operators exploiting Airbnb's platform to run illegal hoteling schemes that have fractured our communities, raised serious safety concerns and increased the price of rent while depleting affordable housing options?"

Airbnb Unveils Roadmap to Bring Magical Travel to Everyone

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:45:14 GMT

10 years ago, Airbnb co-founders Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia inflated 3 airbeds in their San Francisco apartment and started what has become a global phenomenon in travel. Today, Airbnb is one of the world's largest accommodation platforms with 4.5 million places to stay in 81,000 cities. Over the last 10 years, Airbnb hosts earned more than $41bn and guests have checked into an Airbnb more than 300 million times.

Marketers, Beware of Cryptocurrency | By Carolin Petterson

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:57:45 GMT

As we have witnessed over the past several months, cryptocurrencies are seriously shaking various industries and economies. They are very unlikely to disappear, but which of them will make the cut and how they'll be used remains to be seen. However, we know that they are here now and that they are here to stay.