THE WEEK BEFORE Christmas 2019 brought tidings of higher occupancy, ADR and RevPAR for U.S. hotels, according to STR.
Occupancy increased 5.9 percent to 50.1 percent during the week of Dec. 15 to 21 while ADR increased 1.8 percent to $108.96 and RevPAR went up 7.8 percent to $54.55.
Among the top 25 markets, 22 reported increases in RevPAR.
St. Louis, Missouri, posted the largest increases in each of the three key performance metrics. Occupancy jumped 23.3 percent to 50.7 percent while ADR and RevPAR increased 9.1 percent to around $96.47 and 34.4 percent to $48.94 respectively.
Washington, D.C., reported the second-highest rises in occupancy, up 16 percent to 48.1 percent, and ADR, up 8.9 percent to $117.20, that resulted in the second-highest RevPAR jump, up 26.4 percent to $56.36.
Phoenix saw the third-largest increases in occupancy and RevPAR, up 15.2 percent to 55.3 percent and 24.3 percent to $55.96 respectively.
San Diego reported the only decrease in occupancy, down 1.4 percent to 49.4 percent and the steepest decline in RevPAR, down 4.7 percent to $55.02.
Anaheim/Santa Ana, California, posted the only double-digit ADR drop, down 10.2 percent to $122.67.
The industry saw slow but steady growth in November as well.