Thursday, March 26, 2009

U.S. Hotel Occupancy Rate at 58.5%

by Calculated Risk on 3/26/2009 12:13:00 PM

From HotelNewsNow.com: STR reports U.S. performance for week ending 21 March 2009

In year-over-year measurements, the industry’s occupancy fell 4.7 percent to end the week at 58.5 percent. Average daily rate dropped 8.0 percent to finish the week at US$99.92. Revenue per available room for the week decreased 12.3 percent to finish at US$58.45.
Hotel Occupancy Rate Click on graph for larger image in new window.

This graph shows the YoY change in the occupancy rate (3 week trailing average).

The three week average is off 12.0% from the same period in 2008.

The average daily rate is down 8.0%, so RevPAR (Revenue per available room) is off 12.3% from the same week last year.

Data Source: Smith Travel Research, Courtesy of HotelNewsNow.com