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Thursday, December 02, 2010

Hotels: RevPAR up 10.1% compared to same week in 2009

by Calculated Risk on 12/02/2010 11:50:00 PM

From STR: Upscale segment reports strong weekly gains

Overall, the industry’s occupancy increased 7.0% to 43.6%, ADR was up 2.9% to US$87.53, and RevPAR ended the week up 10.1% to US$38.16.
The following graph shows the four week moving average for the occupancy rate by week for 2008, 2009 and 2010 (and a median for 2000 through 2007).

Hotel Occupancy Rate Click on graph for larger image in new window.

Notes: the scale doesn't start at zero to better show the change. The graph shows the 4-week average, not the weekly occupancy rate.

On a 4-week basis, occupancy is up 8.2% compared to last year and 4.2% below the median for 2000 through 2007.

Note: For the first time this year, RevPAR (revenue per available room) was up compared to the same week two years ago (in 2008).

Data Source: Smith Travel Research, Courtesy of