Industry Update
Performance12 December 2016

STR: Preliminary November 2016 data for Abu Dhabi

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Smith Travel Research

LONDON -- STR's preliminary November 2016 data for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, indicates significantly lower average daily rate in year-over-year comparisons.

Based on daily data from November, Abu Dhabi reported the following:

  • an increase in supply (+2.7%) and nearly flat demand (-0.4%);
  • a 3.1% decrease in occupancy to 81.0%;
  • an 11.1% decrease in ADR to AED660.14; and
  • a 13.8% decrease in revenue per available room (RevPAR) to AED534.97.

Despite the year-over-year decrease, the absolute ADR level would be the highest in Abu Dhabi since last November. Market performance for the month was helped by the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (25-27 November), with four straight days of ADR above AED1,000 and year-over-year increases of 101.5% and 143.7%, respectively, on 24-25 November.

STR analysts also note that supply growth slowed a bit compared with the +3.6% average in the market during the first 10 months of 2016.

STR will release actual November 2016 results later this month.

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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. For more information, please visit str.com.

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