In the In Construction stage, the U.S. reported 183,187 rooms in 1,407 projects. Based on the number of rooms, that is a 0.1% decrease in year-over-year comparisons.
Predictions for total-year 2017 are that the U.S. hotel industry will report a 0.5% increase in occupancy to 65.7%, a 2.1% rise in average daily rate (ADR) to US$126.66 and a 2.5% lift in revenue per available room (RevPAR) to US$83.23. RevPAR grew more than 3.0% for each year from 2010 to 2016.
The Central/South America region reported occupancy rose 7.3% to 60.6%, and a 13% ADR increase to $108.91 pushed RevPAR up 21.3% to $66.01.
40 percent of workers have called in sick in the last 12 months when they weren't, compared to 35 percent in 2016