From left to right: Phil Hugh of Red Roof Inn; Eric Jacobs of Marriott International; and David Pepper of Choice Hotels International; on the “A view from the top (let’s talk development)” panel at The Lodging Conference. (Photo: Bryan Wroten)
There might be a few bumps ahead for the industry’s development landscape, but most hoteliers are confident development will be robust and strong in the months to come, sources said.
Here’s what panelists on the “A view from the top (Let’s talk development)” panel at The Lodging Conference had to say about the state of hotel development. Some hoteliers are seeing a robust development pipeline while others believe development will hit a peak and then plateau. David Pepper, chief development officer at Choice Hotels International, said the company is having a record year when it comes to franchise sales.
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