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Sydney Hotel Industry Reports RevPAR Decline for May 2019

Preliminary May data from STR shows Sydney hotel occupancy dipped 1.3% to 81.5% for the month, while ADR decreased 3.2% to 207.72 Australian dollars ($144.26) and RevPAR dropped 4.4% to AU$169.23 ($117.53).
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Sydney Hotel Industry Reports RevPAR Decline for May 2019


STR’s preliminary May 2019 data for hotels in Sydney indicates performance consistent with supply outpacing demand.

Based on daily data from the month, Sydney reported the following in year-over-year comparisons:

• Supply: +1.8%
• Demand: +0.5%
• Occupancy: -1.3% to 81.5%
• Average daily rate (ADR): -3.2% to AUD207.72
• Revenue per available room (RevPAR): -4.4% to AUD169.23

May marked the seventh consecutive month of ADR declines for the market. STR analysts note that ADR continues to reflect softened demand in Sydney. The Airport precinct, which has experienced a large increase in hotel inventory over the past 18 months, has attracted more of that demand. Additionally, opening weekend of Vivid (24-25 May) resulted in a 1.7% decline in Sydney’s occupancy and a 7.8% decrease in the market’s ADR.

STR will release full May results later this month.

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