First here is the weekly data from HotelNewsNow.com: STR: US hotel results for week ending 10 September
he U.S. hotel industry recorded mixed results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 4-10 September 2016, according to data from STR.
In year-over-year comparisons, the industry’s occupancy fell 1.4% to 62.8%. However, average daily rate increased 1.8% to US$118.58, and revenue per available room was nearly flat (+0.3% to US$74.45).
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 ahead of 2000 (the previous 2nd best year).
The Summer travel period has ended, and the occupancy rate has declined seasonally. The occupancy rate will now increase as business travel picks up in the Fall.
This graph is from a data presentation by STR. These presentations are available here with a free registration (including local data depending on presentation).
Data Source: Smith Travel Research, Courtesy of HotelNewsNow.com