by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 17, 2013

 According to the March 2013 STR Global construction pipeline report, Manchester, England, has the largest expected room growth rate, year-over-year, with an increase of 28 percent (3,061 rooms in the pipeline). The four other top pipeline markets were Birmingham, England, up 18 percent (1,702 rooms); Istanbul, Turkey, up 15 percent (5,447 rooms); London, up 14 percent (16,392 rooms) and Moscow, up 13 percent (4,697 rooms).  The figures are based upon hotel projects currently in the construction, planning or final planning stages.