HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee—The U.S. hotel industry posted increases in all three key performance measurements during August 2010, according to data from STR.
In year-over-year measurements, the industry’s occupancy was up 6.4 percent to 63.9 percent. Average daily rate ended the month with a 1.5-percent increase to US$98.69. Revenue per available room for the month rose 8.1 percent to finish at US$63.08.
Among the Top 25 Markets, Detroit, Michigan, achieved the largest occupancy increase, rising 20.3 percent to 63.9 percent, followed by New Orleans, Louisiana (+18.2 percent to 55.7 percent), and Chicago, Illinois (+10.5 percent to 70.5 percent). None of the top markets experienced occupancy declines for the month.
New York, New York, rose 11.8 percent in ADR to US$207.14, reporting the largest increase in that metric. Nashville, Tennessee, posted the largest ADR decrease, falling 6.0 percent to US$80.29, followed by Phoenix, Arizona, with a 4.4-percent decrease to US$71.34.
Four markets experienced RevPAR increases of more than 15 percent: New Orleans (+23.0 percent to US$49.72); Detroit (+18.3 percent to US$48.43); Boston, Massachusetts (+17.2 percent to US$114.25); and Denver, Colorado (+15.8 percent to US$69.51). Phoenix ended the month with the only RevPAR decrease among the top markets, falling 4.0 percent to US$30.93.
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