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STR: U.S. hotel performance for Q2 2020

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HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee—Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. hotel industry reported its worst quarter on record during Q2 2020, according to data from STR.

In a year-over-year comparison with Q2 2019, the industry posted the following:

  • Occupancy: -52.1% to 33.5%
  • Average daily rate (ADR): -37.1% to US$83.59
  • Revenue per available room (RevPAR): -69.9% to US$27.98

The absolute occupancy and RevPAR levels were the lowest for any quarter in STR’s U.S. database. The year-over-year declines in the each of the three key performance metrics were the worst for any quarter on record.

Among the Top 25 Markets, Oahu Island, Hawaii, experienced the steepest drop in occupancy (-86.2% to 11.5%), which resulted in the largest decline in RevPAR (-91.2% to US$17.08).

Boston, Massachusetts, posted the largest decrease in ADR (-56.9% to US$95.85).

STR continues to monitor the COVID-19 impact on global hotel performance. Weekly U.S. press releases, including the most recent for 5-11 July, can be found here along with full analysis pieces and webinars.

A note to editors: All references to STR data and analysis should cite “STR” as the source. Please refrain from citing “STR, Inc.” “Smith Travel Research” or “STR Global” in sourcing.

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