by By Michael J. Shapiro | October 21, 2009

The total U.S. hotel development pipeline includes 4,218 projects, according to September's STR/TWR/Dodge Construction Pipeline Report. The 450,899 rooms in the pipeline represent a 31.1 percent decline over a year ago. The midscale (with food and beverage) segment reported the smallest decrease (down 19.1 percent), while the economy segment posted the largest fall (60 percent).