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March 2022 preview: more than 50,000 hotel rooms expected to open [Infographic]

Tours Duo Paris MGallery (images: © Ateliers Jean Nouvel)

An in-depth analysis of the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database reveals that nearly 250 hotel programs will be completed this month, with the United States and China leading the way.

Our in-house research team discovered that 243 hotel projects with a total of 52,245 rooms will be ready worldwide in March 2022.

USA beats China and India

The most active country this month is the United States, where an impressive 54 properties and 11,321 keys are expected to open. This places it well ahead of China (34 hotels, 8,354 rooms) and India (16 programs, 2,645 keys) in terms of development issues.

However, it’s a different story regionally, as North America (67 openings, 14,840 rooms) narrowly loses to APAC (74 projects, 17,724 keys) in the race for the top spot. Europe (60 programs, 10,011 rooms) is not left out either, while the Middle East (20 establishments, 5,492 keys), Africa (12 projects, 2,370 rooms) and America Latin (ten openings, 1,808 keys) conclude our region by -degradation of the region.

A real boost for the luxury hotel industry

March is also shaping up to be quite an important month for the luxury hotel industry. We found that 93 projects with 24,403 rooms target the most prestigious five-star market, leaving 150 programs and 27,842 keys to focus on the four-star sector.

Elsewhere, Marriott International certainly has a lot going for it, as the Maryland-based hotel group comes first and second in our ranking of the world’s most active hotel brands. Marriott Hotels & Resorts has no less than seven openings and 2,076 keys slated for launch this month, just ahead of stablemate Aloft Hotels, which is eagerly awaiting the arrival of six projects with 802 rooms. DoubleTree by Hilton, part of the extensive Hilton Worldwide portfolio, ranks third thanks to its total of five programs and 815 keys.

New Four Seasons and MGallery

Now let’s turn our attention to some of this month’s most exciting launches.

One development that is already generating a lot of buzz is the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale in Florida, which will feature 189 hotel rooms and suites as well as 42 Four Seasons private residences. The building’s yacht-like architecture is brought to life by Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design, while Tara Bernerd & Partners work on the interiors, Martin Brudnizki Design Studio focuses on crafting the property’s expansive ocean terrace with experience pool and beachfront restaurant Evelyn’s Table, and Fernando Wong Outdoor Living Design focuses on outdoor spaces. There will also be an all-day lobby lounge, a spa, a dedicated level of event spaces, and a restaurant overlooking Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, which will debut later this year.

Another eye-catching project is Tours Duo Paris MGallery by architect Jean Nouvel in the ZAC Paris Rive Gauche in the 13th arrondissement of the French capital. Part of a remarkable mixed-use program comprising neighboring 39- and 27-story towers, MGallery’s latest outpost will showcase the talents of designer Philippe Starck and feature 139 guest rooms and suites in total. Among the promised amenities, a restaurant and a bar with its own terrace offering an exceptional view of the City of Light.