Perth Proves Resilient, Melb Situation Deteriorates

"Perth has proved resilient for months now, thanks to the resources industry"


Key points:

  • Mining industry has ensured the Perth hotel market has weathered COVID-19 better than other capital cities

  • Situation in Melbourne is expected to deteriorate further

  • Sydney has showed good demand during school holidays


The mining industry and fly in/fly out workers have ensured the Perth hotel market has weathered COVID-19 better than other capital cities.


STR figures for the seven days to July 11, show Perth enjoyed hotel occupancy of 48.6% with an ADR of $147.


"It's not just the figures over the past seven days, Perth has proved resilient for months now, thanks to the resources industry and workers needing to stay in WA," STR's Regional Manager Pacific, Matthew Burke said.


Other capital cities:

  • Brisbane: occupancy of 41%, ADR of $130

  • Sydney: occupancy of 39.5%, ADR of $146

  • Melbourne: occupancy of 28.7%, ADR of $112


The situation in Melbourne is expected to deteriorate further with the city in the midst of a six-week lockdown.


"Sydney has showed good demand during school holidays, but outside of Saturday night, occupancy is still quite soft with the absence of corporate travel and the business meeting market," Mr Burke said.


"That market is not expected to return anytime soon with most businesses still asking employees to work from home."

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