U.S. HOTELS REPORTED positive performance results during the week of May 12 to 18, according to STR. Parts of California saw the highest occupancy growth, while parts of Florida saw a significant dip.
Compared with the same time last year, the industry’s occupancy recorded a slight increase of 0.8 percent to 70.8 percent. ADR rose 7.2 percent to $245.41 while RevPAR went up 2.2 percent to $95.13.
Among the top 25 markets, Boston, Massachusetts recorded the highest rise RevPar, up 11.5 percent to $212.97. The city also registered the second-highest increase in ADR, up 7.2 percent to $245.41.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-New Jersey saw the highest jump in ADR, up 7.9 percent to $160.06.
Anaheim/Santa Ana, California posted the highest rise in occupancy, up 5.3 percent to 78.3 percent.
Seattle, Washington had the steepest decline in ADR, down 9.8 percent to $163.51, which resulted in a huge RevPAR drop of 14.8 percent to $130.65.
Miami/Hialeah, Florida reported the largest decrease in occupancy, down 6.1 percent to 76.4 percent and the only other double-digit decline in RevPAR, down 10.6 percent to $133.87.
U.S. hotels under performed in the first quarter of this year, with slower growth than expected.