New Orleans the only city to report double-digit occupancy week ending June 8, 2013

June 17 2013 | Latest News
New Orleans in top 25 at the beginning of the summer.

June 17, 2013

HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee—The U.S. hotel industry reported mixed results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 2-8 June 2013, according to data from STR.

In year-over-year comparisons, occupancy was down 1.9 percent to 67.1 percent, average daily rate increased 1.5 percent to US$109.32 and revenue per available room fell 0.4 percent to US$73.37.

Among the Top 25 Markets, New Orleans, Louisiana, reported the only double-digit occupancy increase, rising 17.5 percent to 74.5 percent. Washington, D.C. (-9.0 percent to 75.3 percent), and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-New Jersey (-7.0 percent to 71.7 percent), posted the largest occupancy decreases for the week.

Oahu Island, Hawaii, achieved the largest ADR increase, rising 13.8 percent to US$204.12. New Orleans followed with a 10.4-percent increase to US$133.97. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-New Jersey, reported the largest ADR decrease, falling 6.9 percent to US$126.33, followed by Atlanta, Georgia, with a 6.4-percent decrease to US$83.58.

Four markets experienced double-digit RevPAR increases: New Orleans (+29.7 percent to US$99.82); Houston, Texas (+12.9 percent to US$70.06); Oahu Island (+11.3 percent to US$166.97); and Detroit, Michigan (+10.7 percent to US$61.07). Three markets reported RevPAR decreases of more than 10 percent: Philadelphia (-13.4 percent to US$90.52); Washington, D.C. (-11.2 percent to US$115.15); and Atlanta (-10.5 percent to US$51.60).