Skift Take

U.S. hotel companies like Hyatt may not get the best financial deals when they look to expand in Asia, but the growth opportunities are too great to ignore — especially when properties are only more and more expensive to build in the U.S. What's behind Hyatt's decision to go another way?

Series: Early Check-In

Early Check-In

Editor’s Note: Skift Senior Hospitality Editor Sean O’Neill brings readers exclusive reporting and insights into hotel deals and development, and how those trends are making an impact across the travel industry.

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The leaders of many of the world’s largest hotel companies have rallied in recent months around the idea the biggest rate of growth for hotels in coming years would be across Asia rather than the U.S. Data already supports the idea: There are 622,218 rooms in the U.S. develo