Hotel Industry Performance Asia Pacific

Hotel Occupancy in the Asia Pacific Region Drops 3.6% to 62.1% January 2014

The region’s occupancy for January fell 3.6 percent to 62.1 percent; its average daily rate dropped 1.9 percent to US$125.75; and its revenue per available room decreased 5.4 percent to US$78.03.

STR Global Hotels in the Asia Pacific region experienced decreases in the three key performance metrics during January 2014 when reported in U.S. dollars, according to data compiled by STR Global.

The region’s occupancy for January fell 3.6 percent to 62.1 percent; its average daily rate dropped 1.9 percent to US$125.75; and its revenue per available room decreased 5.4 percent to US$78.03.

“Performance in the Asia Pacific region is showing vastly different trends compared with the other world regions”, said Elizabeth Winkle, managing director of STR Global. “There has not been a lot of positive news coming out of the region, and that is reflected in hotel performance in January. Australia and Oceania was the only sub-region to report positive occupancy growth (+3.0 percent to 72.6 percent). 

“Thailand performance was varied in January, as the country reported declines in both occupancy (-13.8 percent) and RevPAR (-3.9 percent), when measured in local currency”, Winkle continued. “Bangkok reported steep performance declines while ADR and RevPAR in Phuket were positive when measured in local currency”.

Highlights from key market performers for January 2014 in local currency (year-over-year comparisons):

  • Bali, Indonesia, reported the only double-digit occupancy increase, rising 10.2 percent to 66.0 percent.
  • Four markets experienced double-digit occupancy decreases: Bangkok, Thailand (-25.8 percent to 57.0 percent); Beijing, China (-13.8 percent to 54.7 percent); Hanoi, Vietnam (-10.7 percent to 60.8 percent); and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (-10.0 percent to 65.0 percent).
  • Four markets achieved double-digit ADR increases: Osaka, Japan (+15.5 percent to JPY11,539.87); Bali (+14.8 percent to IDR1,696,229.43); Jakarta, Indonesia (+14.1 percent to IDR1,195,236.36); and Tokyo, Japan (+10.1 percent to JPY15,813.03).
  • Delhi-NCR, India, fell 6.6 percent to INR6,823.62 in ADR, posting the largest decrease in that metric.
  • Bali (+26.5 percent to IDR1,119,473.83) and Osaka (+20.3 percent to JPY8,977.59) experienced the largest RevPAR increases.
  • Bangkok fell 22.1 percent to THB1,985.23 in RevPAR, experiencing the largest decrease in that metric. 
Performances of key countries in January 2014* (all monetary units in local currency):

Table - Hotel Industry Performance Asia Pacific - key countries in January 2014

*percentages are increases/decreases for January 2014 versus January 2013

Highlights from key market performers for January 2014 in U.S. dollar (year-over-year comparisons):

  • Auckland, New Zealand, increased 3.8 percent to US$116.54 in ADR, reporting the largest increase in that metric.
  • Delhi-NCR (-20.4 percent to US$108.75) and Mumbai, India (-19.1 percent to US$120.68) reported the largest ADR decreases.
  • Auckland achieved the largest RevPAR growth, increasing 7.7 percent to US$88.23. Osaka followed with a 6.9-percent increase to US$87.62.
Bangkok experienced the largest RevPAR decline, falling 29.8 percent to US$60.10.

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