Hotels in the Middle East reported occupancy increased 3.4% to 72.1%, ADR dropped 5.9% to $146.47 and RevPAR decreased 2.6% to $105.56. In Africa, hotel occupancy rose just 0.4% to 68.1%, ADR increased 0.2% to $110.95 and RevPAR rose 0.6% to $75.60.
Hotels in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, reported occupancy was mostly flat in November (+0.1% to 84.4%) but a 9.3% ADR dive to 610.19 Emirati dirhams ($166.15) drove RevPAR down 9.2% to 515.01 dirhams ($140.23).
Two consecutive months of profit growth gave way to a contraction in November for hotels in the Middle East & North Africa as GOPPAR declined 1.7% year-over-year, according to data from HotStats.
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