According to STR's March 2014 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report, the Europe hotel development pipeline comprises 925 hotels totaling 149,866 rooms.
Among the countries in the region, the United Kingdom reported the most rooms under construction with 11,087 rooms. Seven other countries reports more than 2,000 rooms under construction: Russia (9,140 rooms); Turkey (6,962 rooms); Germany (6,804 rooms); Poland (2,484 rooms); France (2,445 rooms); Italy (2,392 rooms); and Netherlands (2,140 rooms).
The under contract data includes projects in the In Construction, Final Planning and Planning stages but does not include projects in the Unconfirmed stage.
According to a new report from global hotel consultancy HVS, tourism numbers to the Hungarian capital of Budapest have risen by 12% over the past three years prompting a recovery in the city's hotel sector and stimulating further demand for vacation property assets.
The market in the Russian capital is still riding strong, gaining volume of rooms sold in most segments and rates in some. Overall, the weighted market average occupancy of the quality hotels in the Russian capital had risen 2.6 ppt.
Hotel consultant STR is reporting this week that 2015 marked the first year since 2010 in which the European hotel industry passed hotels in the U.S. in year-over-year revenue per available room (RevPAR) growth.
I travel a lot. And while I'm not a proponent of spending a great deal of money for a hotel, I certainly enjoy the amenities of five-star lodging. Especially if the client is paying for it. I prefer instead, to eat and drink my way around a town.
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