LONDON—Hotels in the Asia/Pacific region experienced mostly positive results in the three key performance metrics during September 2011 when reported in U.S. dollars, according to data compiled by STR Global.
In year-over-year measurements, the Asia/Pacific region’s occupancy ended the month virtually flat with a 0.4-percent increase to 68.1 percent, its average daily rate increased 6.6 percent to US$140.06, and its revenue per available room jumped 7.1 percent to US$95.34.
“New Zealand, which hosted the Rugby World Cup from 9 September to 23 October, reported the highest RevPAR increase for the region”, said Elizabeth Randall, managing director of STR Global. “When analysing the daily performances for Wellington and Auckland, different travel patterns became apparent. For Wellington, travellers arrived largely on the nights of Rugby matches for overnight stays but soon left the city to continue their journey around the islands. Meanwhile, in Auckland, the pattern has been slightly different during the qualifying matches, with ADR growth starting the night prior to games for two consecutive nights, which has allowed hoteliers to benefit longer”.