- In the week leading up to Memorial Day and the unofficial start to the summer travel season, San Diego County hotels sold a total of 337,359 room nights, roughly unchanged from the week prior.
- County occupancy averaged 75.0%, only a half point higher than last week but on par with the occupancy seen for Memorial Days prior to COVID, which ranged from 72-78%. San Diego ranked 5th in the nation among top markets (up from 12th) and 1st in the western competitive set (up from 4th). New York, Boston and Oahu Island were the top markets for the week.
- Average daily rates increased substantially, from $197 last week to $215 this week. County hotels ranked 5th among top markets (up from 7th) and 1st in the west (up from 3rd).
- RevPAR rose by $14 to reach $161, again ranking San Diego 5th in the nation and 1st in the west for the week.
- Among upscale properties, group demand weakened from the previous week, with occupancy falling from 30.0% to 27.2%. Despite the decline, San Diego reclaimed the top spot in group occupancy among western markets, as Phoenix dropped to 25.9% for the week. Group ADR was at $261 while transient ADR at upscale properties was $320, nearly $40 higher than the week before.
- Much of the county was nearly sold out on Saturday night with every region above 90% occupancy. UTC properties were at 95.7%, Downtown at 95.5% and Mission Valley at 95.3% occupancy.
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