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STR: Middle East and Africa hotel performance for May 2020

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LONDON—Showing the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, hotels in the Middle East and Africa reported unprecedented performance lows during May 2020, according to data from STR.

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

Middle East

  • Occupancy: -31.0% to 36.0%
  • Average daily rate (ADR): -45.6% to US$87.84
  • Revenue per available room (RevPAR): -62.5% to US$31.59

Africa

Both the Middle East and Africa saw their lowest absolute occupancy and RevPAR levels for any May on record.

Local currency, May 2020 vs. May 2019

United Arab Emirates

  • Occupancy: -30.7% to 35.6%
  • ADR: -35.0% to AED260.40
  • RevPAR: -54.9% to AED92.62

The absolute occupancy, ADR and RevPAR levels were the lowest for any May in STR’s United Arab Emirates database. Occupancy and RevPAR were up from April levels.  

Bahrain

  • Occupancy: -65.3% to 11.6%
  • ADR: -6.4% to BHD51.51
  • RevPAR: -67.5% to BHD5.97

The absolute occupancy and RevPAR levels in Bahrain were the lowest for any month on record.  

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

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