Middle East and Africa hotel performance for August 2020

Hotels in both the Middle East and Africa showed continued improvements but overall low performance, according to August 2020 data from  STR.

U.S. dollar constant currency, August 2020 vs. August 2019

Middle East

  • Occupancy: -32.5% to 42.6%
  • Average daily rate (ADR): -26.3% to US$115.46
  • Revenue per available room (RevPAR): -50.3% to US$49.23

Africa

  • Occupancy: -60.5% to 25.0%
  • ADR: -11.8% to US$95.75
  • RevPAR: -65.1% to US$23.91

Despite month-over-month improvements, both the Middle East and Africa saw their lowest absolute occupancy and RevPAR levels for any August on record.

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Local currency, August 2020 vs. August 2019

Oman

  • Occupancy: -64.6% to 16.0%
  • ADR: -32.7% to OMR37.85
  • RevPAR: -76.2% to OMR6.06

Each of the three key performance metrics were up from July. The ADR level was the highest in Oman since March.

Qatar

  • Occupancy: -6.1% to 53.6%
  • ADR: +19.2% to QAR444.29
  • RevPAR: +11.9% to QAR238.16

Qatar saw its first year-over-year RevPAR increase since January 2020. The ADR level was the highest for any month in the country since July 2017.

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