Only hotels in the South Atlantic region experienced a positive price momentum during this period. The performance of hotels in non-gateway cities declined at a faster rate relative to those in gateway cities. Hotel financial operating performance has finally returned to positive profitability with operating profit exceeding both a hotel propertys operating costs as well as financial (borrowing) cost, based on economic value analysis (EVA).
During the week of 6-12 October, U.S. hotel occupancy fell 1.4% to 70.8%, ADR dipped 1.2% to $131.38 and RevPAR decreased 2.6% to $92.99.
Canadian hotel occupancy rose 1.6% to 70.4% during the week of 6-12 October while ADR increased 0.7% to 158.96 Canadian dollars ($120.90) and RevPAR rose 2.3% to CA$111.91 ($85.11).
Hotels in Sydney reported occupancy fell 3.5% to 79.6% in September, according to preliminary STR data. ADR decreased 2.6% to 205.44 Australian dollars ($138.60) and RevPAR declined 6.1% to AU$163.60 ($110.37).
Hotels in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, reported occupancy rose 8.3% to 72.9%, ADR increased 1.2% to 341.72 Emirati dirhams ($93.05) and RevPAR rose 9.6% to 249.03 dirhams ($67.81).
In September, London hotel occupancy change was mostly flat (-0.1% to 86.9%), but a 7.9% ADR increase to £170.63 ($215.27) drove RevPAR up 7.7% to £148.33 ($187.14).
U.S. hotel occupancy decreased 3.9% to 68.1% during the week ending 5 October. ADR similarly dropped 3.8% to $129.21, which led to an overall RevPAR decline of 7.5% to $88.
During the week of 29 September through 5 October, Canadian hotel occupancy fell 3.3% to 72.2%, ADR dipped 1% to 165.15 Canadian dollars ($124) and RevPAR decreased 4.3% to CA$119.17 ($89.48).
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Ahead of EXPO REAL trade fair, STR conducted an analysis on the correlation of growth in Germanys GDP and hotel revenue per available room (RevPAR). In addition, forecasts from STR and Tourism Economics project German hotel markets to see higher RevPAR in 2020, despite occupancy declines and the uncertainty around an economic recession.