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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hotel RevPAR off 18.6 Percent

by Calculated Risk on 6/18/2009 01:20:00 PM

Note: some readers might notice the occupancy rate has risen to 61% - but that is just seasonal. The hotel occupancy rate is usually the highest during the peak vacation months of June, July and August.

From STR posts US results for 7-13 June 2009

In year-over-year measurements, the industry’s occupancy fell 10.1 percent to end the week at 61.0 percent. Average daily rate dropped 9.4 percent to finish the week at US$96.61. Revenue per available room for the week decreased 18.6 percent to finish at US$58.96.
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 11.6% from the same period in 2008.

The average daily rate is down 9.4%, so RevPAR is off 18.6% from the same week last year.

Data Source: Smith Travel Research, Courtesy of