STR: Preliminary April data for Melbourne hotels
STR: Preliminary April data for Melbourne hotels
11 MAY 2020 8:27 AM

Melbourne's hotel occupancy fell 62.8% to 28.8% in April, according to preliminary monthly data. ADR declined 32.8% to 115.22 Australian dollars ($74.63) and RevPAR decreased 75% to AU$33.16 ($21.48).

LONDON—Reflecting the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, April was Melbourne’s worst hotel performance month on record, according to preliminary data from STR.

Comparison with April 2019:

  • Occupancy: -62.8% to 28.8%
  • Average daily rate (ADR): -32.8% to AUD115.22
  • Revenue per available room (RevPAR): -75.0% to AUD33.16

The absolute levels across the three metrics are the lowest for any month in STR’s Melbourne database. The occupancy level was down from 47.8% in March.

Showing how far levels have fallen across the country, Melbourne’s occupancy was the second highest across Australia’s state and territory capitals, just behind Perth, which was the only capital to record greater than 30% occupancy in April.

All of STR’s COVID-19 analysis can be found here.

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