by Sarah J.F. Braley | February 01, 2013

Relatively few hotels opened in 2012. Just 407 debuted in the United States, representing almost 44,000 rooms, and just one of those hotels was a luxury property, according to STR. The hotel research company predicts more than twice that many properties will open in 2013 (817 hotels), representing a more healthy 87,301 guest rooms.