Sydney Hotel Industry Reports RevPAR Drop for September 2018

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Sydney Hotel Industry Reports RevPAR Drop for September 2018

Sydney hotels reported occupancy dipped 1.7% to 82.8% in September, according to preliminary monthly data from STR. ADR dropped 0.8% to 211.38 Australian dollars ($150.70) and RevPAR decreased 2.5% to AU$174.95 ($124.73).

STR’s preliminary September 2018 data for hotels in Sydney, Australia, indicates performance declines.     

Based on daily data from September, Sydney reported the following in year-over-year comparisons:

  • Supply: +5.7%
  • Demand: +3.9%
  • Occupancy: -1.7% to 82.8%
  • Average daily rate (ADR): -0.8% to AUD211.38
  • Revenue per available room (RevPAR): -2.5% to AUD174.95

According to STR analysts, the overall performance decline is primarily the result of new supply. September was the sixth consecutive month with year-over-year supply growth above 5% in the market. With subsequent occupancy declines, operators have lowered rates. On a positive note, solid demand growth kept occupancy above 80% and the 10-year average in the market.

STR will release full September results later this month.

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