In the Middle East, hotel occupancy fell 30.8% to 43.3% in September as ADR dipped 13.5% to $98.54 and RevPAR declined 40.1% to $42.64. In Africa, hotel occupancy decreased 61.2% to 25.6%, ADR rose 2.7% to $99.99 and RevPAR fell 60.2% to $25.57.
LONDON—Hotels in both the Middle East and Africa showed continued occupancy improvements but at overall low levels, according to September 2020 data from STR.
US$ constant currency, September 2020 (percentage change from September 2019)
• Occupancy: 43.3% (-30.8%)
• Average daily rate (ADR): US$98.54 (-13.5%)
• Revenue per available room (RevPAR): US$42.64 (-40.1%)
• Occupancy: 25.6% (-61.2%)
• ADR: US$99.99 (+2.7%)
• RevPAR: US$25.57 (-60.2%)
Despite month-over-month improvements, both the Middle East and Africa saw their lowest absolute occupancy and RevPAR levels for any September on record.
Local currency, September 2020 (percentage change from September 2019)
• Occupancy: 27.4% (-59.6%)
• ADR: ZAR982.48 (-17.5%)
• RevPAR: ZAR268.75 (-66.7%)
Each of the three key performance metrics were the highest for any month in South Africa since March.
• Occupancy: 34.4% (-32.5%)
• ADR: SAR508.80 (-12.7%)
• RevPAR: SAR174.78 (-41.0%)
Saudi Arabia’s key performance metrics were slightly lower than August when summer staycations and domestic demand following Eid al-Adha provided a small boost.
Additional COVID-19 analysis
All of STR’s COVID-19 analysis can be found here.
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