U.S. hotel occupancy hit a Covid-era high in April

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Checking in: Hotel occupancy performed better during the week of April 4 than at any previous point in the pandemic. Photo Credit: Space Cat/Shutterstock.com

The U.S. hotel sector saw demand and occupancy hit their highest levels since the start of the pandemic for the week through April 10, with more than 50% of the nation's properties posting a weekly occupancy above 60%, according to STR.

Overall, the industry posted an average occupancy of 59.7% for April 4 through April 10, as the number of room nights sold surged to a pandemic-era high-water mark of 22 million.

On a total-room-inventory basis, which includes hotels that have temporarily shuttered due to the pandemic, U.S. occupancy came in at 56.6%.

Among the top 25 markets, Tampa and Miami enjoyed the highest occupancy levels, at 83.7% and 74.1%, respectively.

Minneapolis and Boston were the two Top 25 U.S. markets with the lowest occupancies, with the former at 40% and the latter at 40.7% for the weeklong period.


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