Thursday, November 09, 2017

Hotel Occupancy Rate decreases YoY

by Bill McBride on 11/09/2017 01:55:00 PM

From HotelNewsNow.com: STR: US hotel results for week ending 4 November

The U.S. hotel industry reported mixed year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 29 October through 4 November 2017, according to data from STR.

In comparison with the week of 30 October through 5 November 2016, the industry recorded the following:

Occupancy: -0.9% to 63.3%
• Average daily rate (ADR): +0.4% to US$124.08
• Revenue per available room (RevPAR): -0.4% to US$78.57

Among the Top 25 Markets, Houston, Texas, reported the largest increase in RevPAR (+40.4% to US$90.28), due primarily to the only double-digit increase in occupancy (+28.2% to 79.1%). Post-Hurricane Harvey demand continues to drive performance levels in the market.
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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, dash light blue is 2016, dashed orange is 2015 (best year on record), blue is the median, and black is for 2009 (the worst year since the Great Depression for hotels).

Currently the occupancy rate, to date, is ahead of the record year in 2015.  The hurricanes will probably push the annual occupancy rate to a new record in 2017.

Data Source: STR, Courtesy of HotelNewsNow.com