U.S. hoteliers made hay in December, as a potential repeat soft performance in 2020 awaits. Across the board, U.S. hotels grew the top line while also carrying it down to the bottom line, according to data from HotStats.
RevPAR was up 5.3% in the month versus the same time last year, boosted by a 2.3% YOY increase in average rate and a 1.9-percentage-point jump in occupancy. For the full year, RevPAR at U.S. hotels was up 0.9% YOY.
Room revenue growth was bolstered by increases in ancillary revenue, which resulted in a 6.1% YOY jump in total revenue.