Monday, May 29, 2017

Hotels: Hotel Occupancy Rate Flat Year-over-Year

by Bill McBride on 5/29/2017 11:06:00 AM

From HotelNewsNow.com: STR: US hotel results for week ending 20 May

The U.S. hotel industry reported flat occupancy and slightly higher rates year over year during the week of 14-20 May 2017, according to data from STR.

In comparison with the week of 15-21 May 2016, the industry recorded the following in the three key performance metrics:

Occupancy: Flat at 70.6%
• Average daily rate (ADR): +1.5% to US$127.91
• Revenue per available room (RevPAR): +1.5% to US$90.26

STR analysts note that occupancy for the week was pulled down due to comparison with a non-Mother’s Day Sunday in 2016.
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The following graph shows the seasonal pattern for the hotel occupancy rate using the four week average.

Hotel Occupancy RateThe red line is for 2017, dashed is 2015, blue is the median, and black is for 2009 - the worst year since the Great Depression for hotels.

2015 was the best year on record for hotels.

For hotels, occupancy will now move mostly sideways until the summer travel season.

Data Source: STR, Courtesy of HotelNewsNow.com