Friday, July 26, 2019

Hotels: Occupancy Rate Decreased Year-over-year

by Calculated Risk on 7/26/2019 05:05:00 PM

From STR: US hotel results for week ending 20 July

The U.S. hotel industry reported mixed year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 14-20 July 2019, according to data from STR.

In comparison with the week of 15-21 July 2018, the industry recorded the following:

Occupancy: -0.5% to 77.9%
• Average daily rate (ADR): +0.5% to US$136.49
• Revenue per available room (RevPAR): flat at US$106.34
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The following graph shows the seasonal pattern for the hotel occupancy rate using the four week average.

Hotel Occupancy RateClick on graph for larger image.

The red line is for 2019, dash light blue is 2018 (record year), blue is the median, and black is for 2009 (the worst year probably since the Great Depression for hotels).

Occupancy has been solid in 2019, close to-date compared to the previous 4 years.

Seasonally, the occupancy rate will now stay at a high level during the Summer travel season.

Data Source: STR, Courtesy of