Amid increased COVID-19 cases and lockdowns across the country, Australia’s hotel industry reported lower performance levels.
- Occupancy: 30.8%
- Average daily rate (ADR): AUD163.22
- Revenue per available room (RevPAR): AUD50.33
The occupancy level was the lowest in the country since May 2020. Four of Australia’s capitals and two states were in lockdown during August, which heavily impacted performance.
With the most populous states restricted from travel and only limited interstate and intrastate travel, open destinations have felt the impact. Across the top 10 destinations in Australia, each reported sub-50% occupancy for August.
The forward outlook remains muted with small peaks in occupancy visible for September school holidays and key events such as the AFL Grand Final in Perth.
Preliminary Dubai hotel data for August
Dubai’s hotel performance was up from the prior month, according to preliminary August 2021 data from STR.
- Occupancy: 58.4%
- Average daily rate (ADR): AED373.61
- Revenue per available room (RevPAR): AED218.32
Each of the three key performance metrics will come in lower than the pre-pandemic comparables from August 2019: occupancy (67.9%), ADR (AED380.68) and RevPAR (AED258.52).
However, Dubai has been one of the top performing global markets ahead of Expo 2020.
Preliminary August data for London hotels
STR’s preliminary August 2021 data showed London with its highest hotel performance levels since the start of the pandemic.
- Occupancy: 56.8%
- Average daily rate (ADR): GBP112.58
- Revenue per available room (RevPAR): GBP63.97
The absolute occupancy and RevPAR levels were the highest in the market since February 2020, while the ADR level was the highest since March 2020.
At the same time, performance remained well below the pre-pandemic comparables from August 2019: occupancy (86.2%), ADR (GBP150.39) and RevPAR (GBP129.59).
All of STR’s COVID-19 analysis can be found here.