myDigitalOffice: U.S. Hotels Are Returning to Pre-Pandemic Levels

The MAPP Report by myDigitalOffice shows that the industry is continuing to rebound, according to new data. The level of hotel occupancy in the United States has nearly doubled since Independence Day Weekend 2020.The U.S. occupancy rate for Independence Day weekend 2020 was around 10 to 15% in the weeks prior to peaking at 25% at the one week mark. Just over 32 percent of the weekend's occupancy was achieved.U.S. hotels were almost half-booked as of Wednesday, June 29, 2021. Five weeks before Independence Day Weekend 2021, occupancy exceeded 25 percent. ADR held steady despite a steady decline in weekly occupancy in 2020 leading up to the holiday weekend.AdvertisementAll classes see steady increases in occupancy, RevPAR and ADR. Midscale hotels currently lead the pack with more than 50% occupancy as of June 29, 2021. However, all classes are at the tip of that same level.According to forward-looking metrics, leisure travel in the United States is expected to return to 2019 levels. This theory is supported by other outside indicators, such as Delta Airlines' recent announcement of a plan to recruit 1,000 pilots to help support the surge in demand that has returned to pre-pandemic levels.