From HotelNewsNow.com: STR: US hotel results for week ending 6 August
The U.S. hotel industry reported mixed results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 31 July through 6 August 2016, according to data from STR.
In year-over-year comparisons, the industry’s occupancy decreased 1.6% to 75.6%. However, average daily rate was up 2.7% to US$127.69, and revenue per available room increased 1.1% to US$96.59.
The following graph shows the seasonal pattern for the hotel occupancy rate using the four week average.
2015 was the best year on record for hotels.
So far 2016 is tracking just behind 2015, and well ahead of the median rate.
Also 2016 is tracking just ahead of 2000 (the previous 2nd best year).
This is the peak of the Summer travel period, and the occupancy rate will decline seasonally over the next month.
Data Source: Smith Travel Research, Courtesy of HotelNewsNow.com