Hotel Industry Performance Middle East And Africa

Hotel Occupancy in the Middle East And Africa Region Down 0.7% to 66.9% for March 2014

The region reported a 0.7-percent decrease in occupancy to 66.9 percent, a 2.1-percent increase in average daily rate to US$178.18 and a 1.4-percent increase in revenue per available room to US$119.19.

STR Global The Middle East/Africa region reported mixed performance results during March 2014 when reported in U.S. dollars, according to data compiled by STR Global.  

The region reported a 0.7-percent decrease in occupancy to 66.9 percent, a 2.1-percent increase in average daily rate to US$178.18 and a 1.4-percent increase in revenue per available room to US$119.19. 

Highlights among the Middle East/Africa region’s key markets for March 2014 include (year-over-year comparisons, all currency in U.S. dollars):

  • Nairobi, Kenya, jumped 60.5 percent in occupancy to 60.5 percent, reporting the largest increase in that metric. Manama, Bahrain, followed with a 32.2-percent increase to 60.7 percent. 
  • Beirut, Lebanon, posted the largest occupancy decrease, falling 25.1 percent to 38.9 percent. The market also reported the largest RevPAR decrease, falling 29.8 percent to US$54.45.
  • Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, rose 8.5 percent in ADR to US$247.56, reporting the largest increase in that metric. 
  • Doha, Qatar, fell 10.4 percent in ADR to US$187.18 posting the only double-digit decrease in that metric.
  • Nairobi jumped 70.9 percent in RevPAR to US$94.15, achieving the largest increase in that metric. Manama followed with a 29.6-percent increase to US$119.14.
During the first quarter, the Middle East/Africa region’s occupancy increased 1.2 percent to 65.5 percent; its ADR was up 2.9 percent to US$179.74; and its RevPAR rose 4.2 percent to US$117.72.


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