In August, hotels in the Middle East saw occupancy decrease 32.5% to 42.6%, ADR fall 26.3% to $115.46 and RevPAR decline 50.3% to $49.23. In Africa, hotel occupancy decreased 60.5% to 25%, ADR dipped 11.8% to $95.75 and RevPAR dropped 65.1% to $23.91.
LONDON—Hotels in both the Middle East and Africa showed continued improvements but overall low performance, according to August 2020 data from STR.
U.S. dollar constant currency, August 2020 vs. August 2019
• Occupancy: -32.5% to 42.6%
• Average daily rate (ADR): -26.3% to US$115.46
• Revenue per available room (RevPAR): -50.3% to US$49.23
• Occupancy: -60.5% to 25.0%
• ADR: -11.8% to US$95.75
• RevPAR: -65.1% to US$23.91
Despite month-over-month improvements, both the Middle East and Africa saw their lowest absolute occupancy and RevPAR levels for any August on record.
Local currency, August 2020 vs. August 2019
• Occupancy: -64.6% to 16.0%
• ADR: -32.7% to OMR37.85
• RevPAR: -76.2% to OMR6.06
Each of the three key performance metrics were up from July. The ADR level was the highest in Oman since March.
• Occupancy: -6.1% to 53.6%
• ADR: +19.2% to QAR444.29
• RevPAR: +11.9% to QAR238.16
Qatar saw its first year-over-year RevPAR increase since January 2020. The ADR level was the highest for any month in the country since July 2017.
Additional COVID-19 analysis
All of STR’s COVID-19 analysis can be found here.
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