Oct092013

Top Ten U.S. Cities by Hotel Rooms

New York has 106,000 hotel rooms open and currently ranks 5th place among U.S. cities for number of hotel rooms, according to the hotel industry data company Smith Travel Research.

Las Vegas is the hotel room leader of the USA with 169,100 hotel rooms and Orlando is the other top destination in vacationland with 119,800 hotel rooms. Chicago and Washington D.C. currently have more hotel rooms available than New York City, but that will change soon.

The 12,600 hotel rooms in construction in New York City will move the city ahead of Washington D.C. and Chicago to become the US city with the largest number of hotel rooms behind Orlando and Las Vegas. That is an enormous amount of tourism for Vegas to have 37% more rooms than New York. The 12,600 rooms in construction will catapult New York ahead of #4 Washington, D.C at 106,200 rooms and 2,900 in construction and #3 Chicago at 108,700 rooms and 1,500 in construction.

New York is in a hotel construction boom. One example is Park Hyatt New York on 57th Street. Hyatt’s debut of its luxury brand Park Hyatt in New York has been a big deal for three years. Melanie Nayor on Gadling November 2010 stated the hotel was scheduled to open 2012 and then in May 2012 the Park Hyatt New York was anticipated by Hotel News Now to be the #1 hot hotel opening for 2013, but now Park Hyatt New York is scheduled to open in 2014. This building, which will primarily be apartments, was the site of the dangling crane during Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

New York is such a hot spot for hotels now that the 11,500 hotel rooms in the planning stage of development are sufficient to surpass Orlando as the number 2 city for the total rooms.

Top Ten U.S. cities by number of hotel rooms

Source: Hotel News Now article with August 2013 Smith Travel Research with line bar graphic

1. Las Vegas, Nevada

  • 169,100 existing rooms
  • 0 in rooms construction
  • 14,600 rooms in planning phase
  • 183,700 total rooms forecast (#1)

2. Orlando, Florida

  • 119,800 existing rooms
  • 2,600 rooms in construction
  • 2,200 rooms in planning phase
  • 124,600 total rooms forecast (#3)

3. Chicago, Illinois

  • 108,700 existing rooms
  • 1,500 rooms in construction
  • 4,800 rooms in planning phase
  • 115,000 total rooms forecast (#5)

4. Washington D.C.

  • 106,200 existing rooms
  • 2,900 rooms in construction
  • 7,900 rooms in planning phase
  • 117,000 total rooms forecast (#4)

5. New York New York

  • 106,000 existing rooms
  • 12,600 rooms in construction
  • 11,500 rooms in planning phase
  • 130,100 total rooms forecast (#2)

6. Los Angeles-Long Beach

  • 97,200 existing rooms
  • 2,400 rooms in construction
  • 4,700 rooms in planning phase
  • 104,300 total rooms forecast (#6)

7. Atlanta, Georgia

  • 93,900 existing rooms
  • 900 rooms in construction
  • 3,600 rooms in planning phase
  • 98,400 total rooms forecast (#7)

8. Dallas, Texas

  • 78,200 existing rooms
  • 1,000 rooms in construction
  • 4,300 rooms in planning phase
  • 83,500 total rooms forecast (#9)

9. Houston, Texas

  • 74,700 existing rooms
  • 1,800 rooms in construction
  • 7,600 rooms in planning phase
  • 84,100 total rooms forecast (#8)

10. Phoenix, Arizona

  • 62,100 existing rooms
  • 500 rooms in construction
  • 3,900 rooms in planning phase
  • 66,500 total rooms forecast (#10)

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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