Makkah hotels record 67.6% rise in ADR, 118.7% increase in RevPAR for May 2019

Image: File
Image: File

Hotel performance across Makkah, Saudi Arabia registered an increase in all their performance indicators.

According to figures by STR, occupancy in Makkah rose by 30.5% to 77.2%, ADR rose by 67.6% to SAR1,446.79 ($385.84), while RevPAR increased by 118.7% to SAR1,116.61 ($297.79) in 2018.

Experts revealed that this rise in performance indicators “were the highest for any May” performance in Makkah.

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Analysts revealed that this growth can be attributed to “Ramadan, as the number of Umrah pilgrims continues to rise. Year-over-year comparisons were boosted even further by a favourable calendar shift—more Ramadan dates fell in May of this year than May 2018”.

However, hotels across the Middle East registered a rise in ADR, but occupancy rates and RevPAR dropped. 

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