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STR: Central/South America hotel performance for May 2020

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LONDON—Reflecting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Central/South America hotel industry reported historic performance lows during May 2020, according to data from STR.

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

  • Occupancy: -73.0% to 15.3%
  • Average daily rate (ADR): -34.3% to US$54.17
  • Revenue per available room (RevPAR): -82.2% to US$8.31

The absolute occupancy, ADR and RevPAR levels were the lowest for any May in STR’s Central/South America database.

Local currency, May 2020 vs. May 2019


  • Occupancy: -88.4% to 6.7%
  • ADR: -30.8% to COP183,331.93
  • RevPAR: -92.0% to COP12,253.20

Occupancy was virtually flat in comparison with April. Both the occupancy and RevPAR levels were the lowest for any May in STR’s Colombia database.


  • Occupancy: -38.9% to 39.9%
  • ADR: -48.6% to PEN214.74
  • RevPAR: -68.6% to PEN85.66

The absolute levels in the three key performance metrics were the lowest for any May in STR’s Peru database. The absolute occupancy remains the highest in the region as a result of the Peruvian Government initiative “Apoyo Solidario” to host quarantine travelers in hotels, in addition to front line workers. Occupancy was slightly higher than April, while ADR was marginally lower. 

Additional COVID-19 analysis
All of STR’s COVID-19 analysis can be found here.

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