The Central/South America hotel development pipeline comprises 133 hotels totalling 20,770 rooms, according to the July 2010 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report released this week.
Among the countries in the region, Brazil reported the largest amount of rooms in the total active pipeline with 7,042 rooms, followed by Panama with 5,400 rooms. Two other countries ended the month with more than 1,500 rooms in the total active pipeline: Argentina (1,700 rooms) and Colombia (1,509 rooms).
Among the Chain Scale segments, three segments each accounted for more than 20 percent of the total active pipeline. The Upscale segment made up 24.6 percent of the total active pipeline with 5,116 rooms, followed by the Upper Upscale segment (23.4 percent with 4,864 rooms) and the Economy segment (22.9 percent with 4,748 rooms).