2023 Hotel Performance Outlook for Denver
Katy Black | March 22, 2023
By Katy Black With occupancy nearing the 70% mark and ADR levels approximately 4% above 2019 levels, the Denver lodging market achieved a RevPAR level in 2022 that was approximately $5 below 2019 levels. In line with the top 25 major metropolitan areas in the U.S., ADR has led the way in the recovery, with occupancy remaining below prior peaks. Compared to the overall statistics for the top 25 major metropolitan areas, Denver has recovered more from an occupancy perspective but less from an ADR perspective. For the major markets, ADR is up $15 from 2019, on average, while Denver’s ADR only increased $5. As a result of slower ADR growt...
Sydney WorldPride 2023 Pushed Hotel Performance to Pre-Pandemic Levels
STR | March 15, 2023
SYDNEY—Sydney WorldPride 2023 drove the market’s hotel average daily rate (ADR) and revenue per available room (RevPAR) above pre-pandemic levels, while occupancy remained slightly below 2019, according to preliminary data from STR. During the 17-day event, Sydney’s highest occupancy levels were recorded on Saturday, 4 March (95.8%) and Saturday, 25 February (95.4%). Throughout the period, daily occupancy remained above 80% with only three days falling below that mark. “WorldPride was held for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere with Sydney hosting a series of events across two weeks to commemorate LGBTQIA+ pr...
It’s Time to Re-Evaluate Hotel Performance Metrics, Says HVS
HVS | March 7, 2023
07 March 2023, London: Hotel operators need to learn to manage the entire building they operate and start thinking of performance in terms of the total revenue or profit per available square metre, giving a more accurate assessment of the property’s success. This is the conclusion of a new report from global hotel consultancy HVS, which considers the limitations of various hotel performance indices used in the hotel sector as a benchmark for hotel investment, for property valuations and for analysing operating success. The most widely used performance index is Rooms Revenue per Available Room [RevPAR] which, HVS says, can be a usef...
A Super, Super Bowl LVII in the Valley
Zabada Abouelhana | March 6, 2023
By Zabada N. Abouelhana On February 12, Super Bowl LVII was held in Glendale’s State Farm Stadium with nearly 68,000 spectators. Attendance levels were just below the average for the last eight Super Bowls (excluding the COVID-19-affected year of 2021) and below the 2015 game’s 70,288 attendees, also in Phoenix. However, this year’s event did not disappoint the hotel industry in Greater Phoenix. Prior to the weekend, STR forecasted Phoenix’s Super Bowl weekend performance: 94% occupancy levels at $445 average rates, equating to $419 revenue per available room (RevPAR)—the second-highest levels for a Super Bowl weekend in hi...
Phoenix Hotels Scored Second-Highest Super Bowl Weekend ADR and RevPAR
STR | February 28, 2023
As forecasted, Phoenix’s hotel industry ranked second all-time among Super Bowl host markets in average daily rate (ADR) and revenue per available room (RevPAR) during the weekend of the big game. While the market’s rankings were as forecasted, the values that produced that status were different than projected. ADR ($538) and RevPAR ($468) beat forecasts, while occupancy (86.9%) was lower. When adjusting for inflation (real), Phoenix’s ADR and RevPAR were easily all-time highs for the market. The real RevPAR value dipped to third among Super Bowl hosts behind Miami (2020) and New Orleans ($482). This year’s big game too...
Global Hotel Industry Starts 2023 Strong as More Than 60% of Properties Recovered RevPAR Versus 2019
STR | February 28, 2023
STR’s global “bubble chart” updated through 17 February 2023 showed generally strong performance to kickstart the year. Among all countries with room supply of more than 50,000 rooms, Israel, Switzerland, Singapore, France and the United Arab Emirates led in revenue per available room (RevPAR) on an actual basis. If you recall, Israel, Switzerland and Singapore were among the top five in RevPAR during 2022 and that strength has continued early 2023. On the other hand, Tunisia, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, and Indonesia were among the bottom five performers in RevPAR. Of note, this was the first time in the last seven of these g...
Warm U.S. Beach Markets Shine Early in 2023, Inflation Cuts Into ADR Gains
STR | February 23, 2023
The top hotel markets in this edition of STR’s U.S. “bubble” chart update show the persistent staying power of warm, outdoor-oriented markets as well as expected seasonal shifts for the opening months of the year. Additionally, for the four weeks ending 11 February, the greatest driver of gains in revenue per available room (RevPAR) continued to be average daily rate (ADR), while occupancy remained below 2019 benchmarks for more than half of markets. A handful of Top 25 Markets continued to outpace their key historical metrics, but various large markets remain persistently slow in closing the gap on their pre-COVID indicators. ...
Cautious Optimism in India’s Hotel Performance Recovery
STR | February 22, 2023
India’s hotel industry turned in a stellar 2022 with revenue per available room (RevPAR) 100% recovered to pre-pandemic levels even with a devastating start to the year caused by a surge in the Omicron variant. Steeper declines, sharper inclines Recovery of RevPAR was more driven by average daily rate (ADR), which indexed at 108 when compared with 2019 levels. However, occupancy recovery was strong as well with an index of 93. Overall, the full recovery of RevPAR means indexing won’t be needed much longer as year-over-year percentage changes become actionable again once the calendar is beyond the Omicron comparables. ...
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