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COVID-19 webinar summary: 5 key points on Belgium hotel performance, 19 May

Knowing you might not have time to watch our full webinars, we are pleased to continue our series of COVID-19 webinar summaries. In this latest edition, we talk performance in Belgium.

Occupancy dropped as number of cases increased

Occupancy has been decreasing as the number of COVID-19 cases increased. However, occupancy started to slide prior to 17 March, when a shutdown started in the country.

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Occupancy dropped as number of cases increased

Belgium: all hotel classes affected by COVID-19

All hotel classes in Belgium have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Midscale and Economy hotels posted the lowest RevPAR level (18€), followed closely by Upper Midscale (23€), Upscale (25€), and Luxury/Upper Upscale (28€).

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Belgium: all hotel classes affected by COVID-19

Brussels: RevPAR drops as number of cases increase

RevPAR has been decreasing as the number of COVID-19 cases increased in Brussels, following a similar trend as occupancy. Further insights are provided in the full webinar recording.

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Brussels: RevPAR drops as number of cases increase

Luxury and Upper Upscale Class Hotels the most affected

Luxury and Upper Upscale Hotels are the most affected classes in Brussels.

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Luxury and Upper Upscale Class Hotels the most affected

An update on Brussel’s business on the books

Powered by Forward STAR data, the below image includes bookings pickups for the next 12 months as of 4 May, and further insights are provided in the full webinar recording. Business-on-the-books intelligence will help us all understand recovery and provide much-needed context. Those insights can be accessed for free when you submit your data. If you are interested, please email sales@str.com.

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An update on Brussel’s business on the books

For further insights into COVID-19’s impact on global hotel performance, visit our content hub.

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