Plenty of Dallas hotel jobs (Click here) should be created in the coming months, as the city ranks high for its number of hotel rooms in construction.
According to the October Construction Dodge Pipeline Report from Smith Travel Research and McGraw Hill, there are currently 2,835 hotel projects underway totaling 310,387 rooms, which is a 9 percent decrease from last year.
Dallas ranks fourth in the nation for the number of hotel rooms in construction. The report includes projects in the "In Construction," "Final Planning," and "Planning" stages, but not those in the "Pre-Planning" stage.
The top 10 markets by number of rooms in construction include:
- New York City - 7,459
- Orlando - 2,835
- Washington, D.C. - 2,674
- Nashville - 1,490
- Dallas - 1,400
- Phoenix - 1,156
- Philadelphia - 1,071
- Miami-Hialea - 1,036
- Las Vegas - 794
- Chicago - 724
"One very interesting observation is this is the first time in several years STR hasn't seen Las Vegas in the top five for new construction," she added.