- San Diego County hotel demand this last week surpassed that of the same week in 2019, a feat only achieved a handful of times this year. County hotels sold a total of 354,782 room nights, roughly 22,000 more RNs than were sold in 2019. About 14,000 of the increase in RNs came from Group & Transient demand among upscale+ properties, while the rest was an uptick in Leisure travel for the week as Kids Free October gears up.
- County occupancy rose to 78.8%, an increase of 2.7 points from the previous week. Despite the increase, San Diego remained in 5thplace among the top 25 markets and dropped to 2nd in the western competitive set. Orange County (80.9%), New York (80.0%) and Tampa (79.2%) were the top three markets for the week.
- All regions throughout the county saw occupancy range from 74.8% in Del Mar/Oceanside to 82.7% in Mission Valley.
- Saturday night was nearly sold out throughout San Diego, with Mission Valley hotels peaking at 97.5% occupancy and Downtown hotels at 97.3%.
- The convention center hosted TwitchCon from October 7-9 with a total of 20,257 blocked room nights, while single property events had roughly 2,000 blocked RNs for the week. Overall, Group occupancy averaged 35.2% for the week peaking on Saturday at 45.7%, with a total of 66,239 RNs sold and an average rate of $256. Compared to 2019, last week sold roughly 11,000 more Group RNs with an ADR about $20 higher.
- Transient demand among upscale+ properties was good for 73,445 RNs with an average rate of $330. Demand for the last few weeks has been consistent with 2019 and 2021, but ADR last week was $75-120 higher than past years.
- With increased demand, average rates paid throughout San Diego County rose by $13 to reach $217 last week. Compared to past years, this week’s ADR was $50-60 stronger. San Diego had the 5th highest ADR in the nation for the week.
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