April 2021 Sneak Peek: 50,000 New Hotel Rooms Set To Be Completed [Infographic]

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During the month, the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database shows that nearly 50,000 hotel rooms will be put into service worldwide, fueled by strong performance from the United States and Europe.

After a difficult year, the hospitality industry will welcome 260 new openings with a total of 46,137 rooms worldwide in April 2021, according to our researchers. Let’s take a closer look at these impending arrivals.

Hotel openings in April by region

North America tops the list with 86 planned openings and 15,679 new rooms, although Europe comes in second with 80 launches and 12,329 keys. Things are moving a little slower in APAC, where 46 projects and 9,434 rooms are to be completed.

Elsewhere, the Middle East will get 22 additional properties with a total of 5,072 keys while 18 openings with 2,539 rooms will go online in Africa. Latin America ends the list with eight upcoming launches and 1,084 rooms.

Of these 260 programs, two-thirds (174) will fall into the four-star category, the remaining third (86) into the five-star segment.

Many more properties en route in the United States

Country by country, the United States leads with 71 openings and 12,524 new rooms planned.

China and Germany follow far behind, with 19 launches and 4,555 and 3,242 keys respectively; this shows that properties in the People’s Republic will on average be significantly larger than their counterparts in Europe’s largest economy. Interestingly, China is also home to the city with the most openings this month, Nanjing, where no less than five projects are expected to go live.

Meanwhile, the UK is not far behind, with 14 new hotels and 1,892 incoming rooms – its capital London is particularly busy, accounting for five launches alone and 1,014 additional rooms. Finally, India will get eight new hotels with 962 rooms.

Top Hotel Brands Growing This Month

Hampton by Hilton will open ten hotels with 1,532 rooms in April, making it # 1 in our brand ranking.

By comparison, Marriott International’s flagship brand, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, will add six properties with 1,802 keys to its portfolio. And another member of the Maryland-based hotel giant’s vast portfolio, Courtyard by Marriott, will increase its footprint by five hotels and 881 rooms.

Remarkable hotel openings in April

The 336-room Comfort Hotel Solna, a new energy-efficient property in Sweden, is one of the most exciting properties scheduled to launch in April. This innovative hotel will use geothermal energy for heating, while solar panels on the roof and facade will actually provide more energy than the property can consume. Plus, its slanted design by White Arkitekter from Stockholm will make the brick building really stand out from the crowd.

In Saudi Arabia, the Hilton Garden Inn Riyadh Financial District will soon offer 260 rooms in the heart of the city’s business district. The program will share a building with DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Riyadh – Financial District, which will offer a range of accommodation options from studios to one and two bedroom apartments.

Finally, in Vietnam, the Crowne Plaza Phu Quoc Starbay will open its doors on the remote island of Phu Quoc. The island’s main town as well as the airport are only a short drive away, making it the ideal location for corporate and leisure events. The hotel will offer 300 modern rooms, a wedding chapel, a ballroom that can accommodate up to 240 guests, a variety of restaurants and direct access to the beach.

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