by Michael J. Shapiro | August 17, 2011

 The total active U.S. hotel development pipeline decreased by 10.1 percent in July over the previous year, according to the July 2011 STR/McGraw Hill Construction Dodge Pipeline Report issued last week. Currently in the works are 2,990 projects, totaling 323,070 rooms. The upper-midscale segment has the most rooms in the pipeline of any chain scale segment, while the upper-upscale segment enjoyed the largest increase in the construction phase (up 44 percent) and total active pipeline rooms (up 21.8 percent).