April 22, 2013 | 8:08 am | Print
Above: the recently-opened Best Western Premier Haiti
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Haiti led the Caribbean in expected hotel room supply growth through March, according to a new report from STR.
Haiti’s expected hotel room supply growth was 58.2 percent, if all 560 rooms in the country’s total active pipeline open.
Six other Caribbean countries reported expected room supply growth of over 10 percent, led by Anguilla, with 31.3 percent and 220 rooms, Turks and Caicos with 26.3 percent with 747 rooms and St Kitts and Nevis with 19.6 percent and 310 rooms.
The Bahamas was up 17.7 percent with 2,468 rooms, while Dominica showed a 15.8 percent increase with 100 rooms and Aruba at 10.3 percent and 630 rooms.
The total active pipeline includes hotel projects in the construction, final planning and planning stages, although it does not include those in the pre-planning stage.
The Caribbean/Mexico hotel development pipeline includes 18 hotels totaling 20,015 rooms.