U.S. hotels recorded positive performance for the week endedSept. 24, according to STR data.
STR analysts noted, however, that the week's results wereheavily influenced by the Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha calendar shift and asubsequent performance jump in group business.
Year over year, RevPAR ticked up 9.0% to $94.00, and ADRincreased 6.3% to end the week at $130.52. Occupancy ticked up 2.6% to 72.0%.
San Francisco/San Mateo, Calif., saw the largest uptick inADR of the top 25 U.S. markets, rising 23.3% to $297.78, while Washington,D.C.-Md.-Va., recorded the steepest RevPAR increase at 30.2% to $153.38.
Philadelphia, Pa.-N.J., boasted the largest increase inoccupancy, with the metric rising 12.4%, to 77.9%. The area's hotels also postedthe largest RevPAR decrease, an 11.4% decline to $107.73. The Philadelphiamarket also registered the largest drop in ADR, declining 21.2% to $138.33.
On the occupancy front, Houston reported the sharpestdecline, falling 7.6% to 63.7%.