- San Diego County hotel demand dropped by roughly 12,000 room nights from the previous week as the region experienced a cold and rainy winter weather pattern. Compared to the same week in both 2019 and 2022, last week’s demand was about 23,000 softer and was mostly attributable to weakier leisure demand.
- County occupancy dropped by 2.8 points to land at 75.7% for the week, keeping San Diego firmly in 9th place in the nation and 3rd in the western competitive set, below Phoenix at 81.5% and San Francisco at 75.8%.
- Within the city of San Diego, Mission Valley properties had the highest average occupancy at 81.6%, followed by Downtown at 81.2% and UTC at 77.7%.
- The convention center hosted two primary events during the week with roughly 20,000 blocked room nights. Overall, Group demand contributed 46,865 room nights with an average occupancy of 24.5%, peaking on Tuesday at 32.4%, with an average rate of $279. Group demand was about 6,000 RNs fewer than the same week in 2019, but rates remain about $40 higher.
- Average rates throughout the county dipped slightly from the prior week to settle at $201 last week. Though ahead of Los Angeles at $194, San Francisco and Orange County averaged higher rates at $263 and $206, respectively.
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