HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee — The U.S. hotel industry recorded its highest monthly performance levels since before the beginning of the pandemic, according to May 2021 data from STR.

May 2021:

  • Occupancy: 59.3%
  • Average daily rate (ADR): US$117.69
  • Revenue per available room (RevPAR): US$69.81

Each of the three key performance metrics were the highest for any month since February 2020. While year-over-year percentage changes show significant increases because of comparison with a pandemic-affected period in 2020, the country’s performance levels remained well below the pre-pandemic comparable of May 2019: occupancy (-13.5%), ADR (-10.9%) and RevPAR (-22.9%). To track recovery on a weekly basis, STR has launched a Market Recovery Monitor to index performance against the 2019 benchmark.

Among the Top 25 Markets, Miami experienced the highest occupancy level (74.2%), which was 2.6% below the market’s benchmark from 2019. The market also recorded the highest ADR (US$236.07) and RevPAR (US$175.23) levels. Miami’s ADR level was 33.6% higher than the pre-pandemic comparable.

Markets with the lowest occupancy for the month included Minneapolis (43.5%) and San Francisco/San Mateo (44.0%).

Overall, the Top 25 Markets showed lower occupancy but higher ADR than all other markets.

Additional Performance Data

STR’s world-leading hotel performance sample comprises 68,000 hotels and 9.1 million hotel rooms around the globe. Please refer to the contacts listed below for additional data requests.

About STR

STR provides premium data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights for the global hospitality industry. 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.

Haley Luther
Communications Coordinator
+1 615 824 8664 ext. 3500

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