Wednesday February 20th, 2013 - 8:12AM
BETHESDA, MD–Marriott International reported that fourth quarter 2012 RevPAR increased 5.2%, compared to the same period in 2011.
For the full year 2012, RevPAR increased 6.1%. At year end, the company's worldwide pipeline of hotels under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development increased to nearly 130,000 rooms, including almost 59,000 rooms outside North America.
Over 27,000 rooms were added to the Marriott system in 2012. In the fourth quarter alone, nearly 14,000 rooms were added, including 8,100 Gaylord-branded and 2,800 rooms in international markets. The company signed a record 57,000 rooms in 2012.
For full-year 2013, Marriott expects North American and worldwide systemwide RevPAR to increase 4%-7%.