STR: Middle East/Africa hotel data for October 2019
STR: Middle East/Africa hotel data for October 2019
25 NOVEMBER 2019 8:37 AM

Hotels in the Middle East saw occupancy increase 6.5% to 67.6% in October, and despite a 3.9% ADR decrease to $143.62, RevPAR rose 2.3% to $97.07. In Africa, hotel occupancy dipped 0.4% to 65.8%, ADR increased 1.8% to $109.61 and RevPAR rose 1.4% to $72.14.

LONDON—Hotels in the Middle East reported mixed October 2019 performance results, while hotels in Africa posted mostly positive results across the three key performance metrics, according to data from STR.

U.S. dollar constant currency, October 2019 vs. October 2018

Middle East

• Occupancy: +6.5% to 67.6%
• Average daily rate (ADR): -3.9% to US$143.62
• Revenue per available room (RevPAR): +2.3% to US$97.07


• Occupancy: -0.4% to 65.8%
• Average daily rate (ADR): +1.8% to US$109.61
• Revenue per available room (RevPAR): +1.4% to US$72.14

Local currency, October 2019 vs. October 2018

Lagos, Nigeria

• Occupancy: +17.4% to 68.4%
• ADR: -3.8% to NGN46,699.89
• RevPAR: +12.9% to NGN31,932.35

The absolute occupancy and RevPAR levels were the highest for an October in STR’s Lagos database. Demand grew 17.0%, while supply was slightly muted (-0.3%). STR analysts note that demand growth reached double-digits during the days of the Aké Arts and Book Festival (24-27 October).


• Occupancy: +23.9% to 48.1%
• ADR: +14.9% to SAR778.34
• RevPAR: +42.4% to SAR374.69

While the market registered a double-digit increase in occupancy, the absolute level in the metric was the second-lowest for an October since 2001. STR analysts note the market’s substantial increase in demand (+30.2%). Helping that growth was the opening of the King Abdul Aziz International Airport Terminal 1 and an increase in the number of international flights in the market.

Download STR's October 2019 global hotel review.

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