- San Diego County hotel demand inched upwards in the week leading up to the Labor Day holiday weekend, marking the unofficial end to the summer leisure travel season. County hotels sold a total of 327,268 room nights, an increase of 7,000 RNs sold from the week prior and right on the nose of the number of RNs sold same week last year. However, last week’s demand was 24,000 RNs fewer than in 2019.
- County hotels averaged 72.5% occupancy with Saturday night reaching above 96% in some regions. The county climbed upwards in national rankings but not by much, ranking 7th last week and 2nd in the western competitive set below Seattle at 74.8%. The top three markets for the week were New York (86.2%), Boston (81.8%) and Oahu Island (79.3%).
- Within the City of San Diego, UTC properties had the highest average occupancy for the week at 77.2%, followed by Downtown at 76.1% and Pt. Loma/Airport hotels a distant third at 71.7%.
- The convention center hosted one primary event in the earlier half of the week with 8,060 blocked room nights and 5,000 attendees. All counted, Group demand totaled 38,981 RNs sold with an average occupancy of 20.4%, peaking on Monday at 29.2%, and average rates of $269. Compared to the same week of past years, last week’s group demand was slightly ahead of 2019 but about 4,000 below 2022.
- ADR throughout the county inched upwards as the holiday weekend approached, averaging $220 for the week. San Diego had the 5th highest ADR in the nation and 2nd in the western set, just below San Francisco at $222.
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