Industry Update
Press Release19 March 2020

STR: Middle East/Africa Hotel Data For February 2020

February hotel occupancy in the Middle East dipped 3% to 69.8%, ADR decreased 10.3% to $133.40 and RevPAR fell 13% to $93.07. In Africa, occupancy dipped 0.4% to 61.6%, but a 1.4% ADR increase to $113.31 pushed RevPAR up 1% to $69.78.

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LONDON - Hotels in the Middle East reported mostly negative February 2020 performance results, while hotels in Africa posted mixed results across the three key performance metrics, according to data from STR.

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

Middle East

  • Occupancy: -3.0% to 69.8%
  • Average daily rate (ADR): -10.3% to US$133.40
  • Revenue per available room (RevPAR): -13.0% to US$93.07

Africa

  • Occupancy: -0.4% to 61.6%
  • ADR: +1.4% to US$113.31
  • RevPAR: +1.0% to US$69.78

February data had not yet shown the full COVID-19 impact on hotels across the region. STR continues to monitor the situation and issue preliminary data press releases, such as one specific to Dubai performance through 8 March. More information and analysis, including a recent Middle East & Africa webinar, can be found here.

Download STR's February 2020 global hotel review here.

About STR

STR provides premium data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights for global hospitality sectors. Founded in 1985, STR maintains a presence in 15 countries with a corporate North American headquarters in Hendersonville, Tennessee, an international headquarters in London, and an Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore. STR was acquired in October 2019 by CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. For more information, please visit str.com and costargroup.com.

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