HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee—The U.S. hotel industry recorded its highest monthly performance levels since before the beginning of the pandemic, according to May 2021 data from STR.

May 2021:

  • Occupancy: 59.3%
  • Average daily rate (ADR): US$117.69
  • Revenue per available room (RevPAR): US$69.81

Each of the three key performance metrics were the highest for any month since February 2020. While year-over-year percentage changes show significant increases because of comparison with a pandemic-affected period in 2020, the country’s performance levels remained well below the pre-pandemic comparable of May 2019: occupancy (-13.5%), ADR (-10.9%) and RevPAR (-22.9%). To track recovery on a weekly basis, STR has launched a Market Recovery Monitor to index performance against the 2019 benchmark.

Among the Top 25 Markets, Miami experienced the highest occupancy level (74.2%), which was 2.6% below the market’s benchmark from 2019. The market also recorded the highest ADR (US$236.07) and RevPAR (US$175.23) levels. Miami’s ADR level was 33.6% higher than the pre-pandemic comparable.

Markets with the lowest occupancy for the month included Minneapolis (43.5%) and San Francisco/San Mateo (44.0%).

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

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