We opened 206 properties, totaling 30,856 rooms, across our brands in 2011 and 30 properties (6,262 rooms) left the system, not including residential products or ExecuStay. We also added four residential properties (753 units) and no residential properties left the system. Highlights of the year included:
We currently have over 110,000 hotel rooms under construction, awaiting conversion, or approved for development in our hotel development pipeline and we expect to add approximately 30,000 hotel rooms (gross) to our system in 2012.
We believe that we have access to sufficient financial resources to finance our growth, as well as to support our ongoing operations and meet debt service and other cash requirements. Nonetheless, our ability to develop and update our brands and the ability of hotel developers to build or acquire new Marriott-branded properties, both of which are important parts of our growth plan, depend in part on capital access, availability and cost for other hotel developers and third-party owners. These growth plans are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside of our control. See the “Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risks and Uncertainties” captions earlier in this report and the “Liquidity and Capital Resources” caption later in this report.
The following tables show occupancy, average daily rate, and RevPAR for comparable properties, for each of the brands in our North American Full-Service and North American Limited-Service segments, for our International segment by region, and the principal brand in our Luxury segment, The Ritz-Carlton. We have not presented statistics for company-operated Fairfield Inn & Suites properties in these tables because the brand is predominantly franchised and we operate very few properties, so such information would not be meaningful (identified as “nm” in the tables that follow). Systemwide statistics include data from our franchised properties, in addition to our owned, leased, and managed properties.
The occupancy, average daily rate, and RevPAR statistics we use throughout this report for 2011 include the 52 weeks from January 1, 2011, through December 30, 2011, for 2010 include the 52 weeks from January 2, 2010, through December 31, 2010, and for 2009 include the 52 weeks from January 3, 2009, through January 1, 2010 (except in each case, for The Ritz-Carlton brand properties and properties located outside of the United States, which for those properties includes the period from January 1 through December 31 for each year).