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U.S. hotel industry doing just fine

Staff Writer |
The U.S. hotel industry reported positive year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of October 22-28, 2017, according to data from STR.

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In comparison with the week of 23-29 October 2016, the industry recorded occupancy: +4.0% to 69.8%, average daily rate (ADR): +2.6% to $129.44, and revenue per available room (RevPAR): +6.7% to $90.32.

Among the Top 25 Markets, Houston, Texas, reported the largest year-over-year increases in occupancy (+34.9% to 85.9%), ADR (+14.0% to $120.89) and RevPAR (+53.8% to $103.82).

Post-Hurricane Harvey demand continues to drive performance levels in the market.

Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida, experienced the second-highest increase in occupancy (+13.4% to 77.7%) and the second-largest rise in RevPAR (+23.9% to $94.42).

Overall, nine of the Top 25 Markets reported double-digit RevPAR growth.

Detroit, Michigan, posted the only other double-digit increase in ADR (+12.2% to $112.31).

New Orleans, Louisiana, reported the steepest decline in RevPAR (-20.1% to $122.73), due primarily to the week’s only double-digit drop in occupancy (-13.0% to 73.5%).

Two markets reported decreases in ADR: Chicago, Illinois (-8.9% to $155.91), and New Orleans (-8.1% to $166.91).

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