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U.S. hotel industry reported occupancy rose 1.3% to 56.6%

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The U.S. hotel industry reported positive year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 26 November through 2 December 2017, according to data from STR.

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In comparison with the week of 27 November through 3 December 2016, the industry recorded occupancy: +1.3% to 56.6%; average daily rate (ADR): +0.2% to $17.82; and revenue per available room (RevPAR): +1.5% to US$66.71.

Among the Top 25 Markets, Houston, Texas, reported the largest increase in RevPAR (+33.1% to US$74.18), due primarily to the highest rise in occupancy (+25.5% to 68.6%). Performance in the market continues to be boosted by post-Hurricane Harvey demand.

Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida, posted the highest lift in ADR (+7.9% to $13.10).

Orlando, Florida, experienced the second-highest increases in occupancy (+9.6% to 72.2%) and RevPAR (+15.7% to US$83.65).

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

Mostly due to a calendar shift around Art Basel, Miami/Hialeah, Florida, reported the steepest declines in ADR (-31.4% to $75.86) and RevPAR (-34.6% to $32.52).

San Diego, California, saw the second-largest decrease in RevPAR (-20.9% to US$80.13), due primarily to the second-largest decrease in ADR (-17.6% to $29.95).

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota-Wisconsin, experienced the largest decrease in occupancy (-8.7% to 56.7%).

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