Hotels in Melbourne Report 6.9 Percent RevPAR Drop for October 2017
STR’s preliminary October 2017 data for hotels in Melbourne, Australia, indicates performance affected by supply growth.
Based on daily data from October, Melbourne reported the following in year-over-year comparisons:
- Supply: +2.7%
- Demand: +1.1%
- Occupancy: -1.5% to 86.2%
- Average daily rate (ADR): -5.5% at AUD191.62
- Revenue per available room (RevPAR): -6.9% to AUD165.09
STR analysts note that the supply and demand growth imbalance negatively affected occupancy and ADR. Additionally, an earlier Australian Football League Grand Final (30 September 2017 versus 1 October 2016) was a contributing factor to the year-over-year decline in ADR.
STR will release full October 2017 results later this month.
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