Mideast hotel metrics see modest improvements in November

MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA The Middle East and Africa region reported increases in all three key performance measurements for November, according to data compiled by STR Global.

The region’s occupancy ended the month with a 2.4% increase to 69.8%, while ADR rose 3.1% to US$182.05 and RevPAR went up 5.5% to US$127.14.

Abu Dhabi experienced the region’s largest occupancy increase during November, rising 33.6% to 76%. Beirut dropped 10.3% in occupancy to 67.3%, reporting the only double-digit decrease in that metric.

Two markets experienced double-digit ADR increases: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (11% to US$197.76) and Beirut (10.6% to US$255.74). Abu Dhabi posted the largest ADR decrease, falling 16.6% to US$260.41, followed by Dubai (down 11.7% to US$254.63).

Three markets achieved double-digit RevPAR increases: Muscat, Oman (14% to US$197.39), Abu Dhabi (11.3% to US$197.97) and Jeddah (10.2% to US$136.67). Dubai fell 11.6% in RevPAR to US$208.75, reporting the largest decrease in that metric.