HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee — January 20, 2022 — The U.S. hotel industry posted solid performance in comparison with pre-pandemic levels, according to December 2021 data from STR.

December 2021 (percentage change from December 2019):

  • Occupancy: 53.3% (-1.4%)
  • Average daily rate (ADR): US$135.28 (+6.7%)
  • Revenue per available room (RevPAR): US$72.15 (+5.2%)


U.S. demand reached 90.8 million room nights sold, which was just above December 2019 (90.6m) and the highest for any December on record. ADR and RevPAR also hit all-time highs for the month.

Among the Top 25 Markets, Oahu Island experienced the highest occupancy level (75.0%), which was still down 9.8% from the market’s 2019 benchmark.

Norfolk/Virginia Beach saw the largest occupancy increase over December 2019 (+7.0% to 51.0%).

Markets with the lowest occupancy for the month included Minneapolis (41.8%) and Washington, D.C. (45.3%).

San Francisco/San Mateo reported the steepest decline in occupancy when compared with 2019 (-25.6%).

Overall, the Top 25 Markets showed higher occupancy and ADR than all other markets.

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