Asia's Hotel Pipeline Retracts 17% in Third Quarter
For Q3 Asia's hotel pipeline has retracted by 17% for projects versus Q2 of 2009 according to figures released by Lodging Economics. Development went from 2,226 project down to 1,841; though in terms of total rooms the downward trend was 13%. The regions two bull markets India and China account for 81% of the new supply in hotel projects.
Asia has continued to lead the world with its continued pipeline sustained during the global recession but at the same time while projects at more advanced phases of development are continuing, those still in early planning are where the write off's are for the moment. At the same time many Asian high net worth hotel owners have elected to look at stressed existing assets with developing market such as Australia favored.