NOVEMBER BROUGHT INCREASES in occupancy, RevPAR and ADR for the U.S hotel industry, according to STR. This follows declines during the previous months, which were projected as an indication of the slowdown that led STR to recalculate its forecasts for the year.
Occupancy increased 0.3 percent to 61.8 percent in November compared to the same time last year. ADR was up 1 percent to $125.55 while RevPAR increased 1.3 percent to $77.62.
It was the first month since July with an increase across all three key performance indexes, said Jan Freitag, STR’s senior VP of lodging insights.
“Each of the performance metrics reached a record absolute level for November, but overall performance growth was well below the long-term average,” he said. “We’re projecting RevPAR increases of less than 1 percent for both 2019 and 2020 – those will be the worst year-over-year comparisons in the metric since the recession. Regardless, any growth is still a positive.”
Among the top 25 markets, 15 recorded an increase in RevPAR.
San Francisco/San Mateo, California, registered the highest jump in occupancy, up 6.3 percent to 78.4 percent and the only double-digit lift in ADR, up 14.2 percent to $259.80. This resulted in the largest increase in RevPAR, up 21.5 percent to $203.61.
Anaheim/Santa Ana, California, reported the second-largest increases in ADR and RevPAR, up 7.5 percent to $159.41 and up 10.5 percent to $119.51 respectively.
Boston saw the steepest declines in all three key performance metrics: occupancy, down 10.5 percent to 69.4 percent; ADR, down 7 percent to $183.53; and RevPAR, down 16.8 percent to $127.33.
New York posted the second-largest drop in ADR, down 6.1 percent to $267.94, which resulted in the second-steepest RevPAR decrease, down 7.2 percent to $232.85.