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STR: Asia Pacific hotel performance for March 2020

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SINGAPORE—Reflecting the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asia Pacific hotel industry reported all-time lows in the three key performance metrics during March 2020, according to data from STR.

U.S. dollar constant currency, March 2020 vs. March 2019

  • Occupancy: -59.5% to 28.3%
  • Average daily rate (ADR): -17.6% to US$80.82
  • Revenue per available room (RevPAR): -66.7% to US$22.85

The absolute levels in each of the three KPIs were the lowest for any month on record in the region.

Local currency, March 2020 vs. March 2019


  • Occupancy: -65.4% to 23.2%
  • ADR: -35.4% to CNY332.41
  • RevPAR: -77.6% to CNY76.96

Showing green shoots of recovery, China’s absolute occupancy level was the up from February (12.8%), which was the lowest occupancy month on record in the country. Key markets, Beijing and Shanghai, reported decreases in the metric of 78.7% and 73.7%, respectively. China’s ADR remained lower than February (CNY406.22), but RevPAR was up slightly from that second month of the year (CNY52.12).


  • Occupancy: -53.6% to 38.3%
  • ADR: -19.1% to SGD212.40
  • RevPAR: -62.4% to SGD81.35

The absolute occupancy and RevPAR levels were the lowest for any month in STR’s Singapore database.

STR continues to monitor the COVID-19 impact on global hotel performance. More information, such as full analysis pieces and webinar recordings, can be found here.

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