Hotel Industry Performance Asia Pacific

Hotel Occupancy in the Asia Pacific Region Up 3.2% to 67.6% for May 2014

The region’s occupancy during May rose 3.2 percent to 67.6 percent; its average daily rate ended the month virtually flat with a 0.1-percent increase to US$115.10; and its revenue per available room increased 3.3 percent to US$77.80.

STR Global

Hotels in the Asia Pacific region experienced positive results during May 2014 when reported in U.S. dollars, according to data compiled by STR Global. 

The region’s occupancy during May rose 3.2 percent to 67.6 percent; its average daily rate ended the month virtually flat with a 0.1-percent increase to US$115.10; and its revenue per available room increased 3.3 percent to US$77.80.

“One of the strongest performers in the region in terms of occupancy growth was the Philippines, rising 13.7 percent to 70.6 percent due to an increase in demand of 17.6 percent”, said Elizabeth Winkle, managing director of STR Global. “Indonesia reported positive rate growth in May, rising 10.7 percent. This is one of the highest increases in the region, primarily driven by Jakarta, which increased rates by 12.1 percent. Thailand continues to experience decreases in both occupancy (-12.6 percent) and RevPAR (-10.2 percent), while ADR continues to grow. Singapore and Hong Kong traditionally tend to follow each other in ADR growth. Year to date, Singapore is outpacing Hong Kong, as rates grew 2.9 percent and 1.6 percent, respectively”. 

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

  • Three markets reported double-digit occupancy increases: Shanghai, China (+11.4 percent to 73.9 percent); Manila, Philippines (+10.2 percent to 71.7 percent); and Seoul, South Korea (+10.2 percent to 80.3 percent).
  • Bangkok, Thailand, fell 18.1 percent in occupancy to 53.9 percent, posting the largest decrease in that metric.
  • Osaka, Japan (+16.5 percent to JPY12,944.47), and Jakarta, Indonesia (+12.1 percent to IDR1,163,781.87), achieved the largest ADR growth.
  • Delhi-NCR, India, experienced the largest ADR decline, falling 9.6 percent to INR5,719.28.
  • Three markets reported RevPAR growth of more than 15.0 percent: Osaka (+19.6 percent to JPY10,975.97); Hong Kong (+16.7 percent to HKD1,507.91); and Shanghai (+16.4 percent to CNY465.43).
  • Bangkok fell 16.8 percent in RevPAR to THB1,609.07, reporting the largest decrease in that metric.

Performances of key countries in May 2014* (all monetary units in local currency):

Country

Occupancy

% change

ADR

% change

RevPAR

% change

Australia

72.4%

+4.8%

AUD176.42

+3.3%

AUD127.67

+8.2%

China

66.8%

+6.0%

CNY567.00

+0.3%

CNY378.90

+6.3%

India

54.1%

+2.0%

INR5,224.63

-3.1%

INR2,828.66

-1.1%

Singapore

81.0%

+0.2%

SGD291.68

-0.2%

SGD236.14

0.0%

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

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

  • Osaka grew 15.8 percent in ADR to US$127.29, reporting the largest increase in that metric. Seoul followed with a 14.0-percent increase to US$207.43.
  • Delhi-NCR (-13.7 percent to US$96.85) and Bali, Indonesia (-11.0 percent to US$120.96), posted the only double-digit ADR decreases.
  • Five markets achieved RevPAR growth of more than 15.0 percent: Seoul (+25.6 percent to US$166.64); Osaka (+18.8 percent to US$107.93); Hong Kong (+16.9 percent to US$194.49); Shanghai (+16.6 percent to US$75.39); and Auckland, New Zealand (+15.3 percent to US$95.83).

Bangkok fell 23.5 percent in RevPAR to US$48.95, reporting the largest decrease in that metric.

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