UK hotels recorded the first decline in average daily rate (ADR) for 19 months in May, according to new figures released by data company STR.
The 0.8% decrease to £93.31 took place despite a 2% increase in supply outpacing a 1.4% demand growth. Meanwhile, revenue per available room (revpar) was down 0.3% to £74.47, alongside a 0.5% rise in occupancy to 79.8%.
The UK-wide figures follow on from the release earlier this month of the performance result during May of London hotels, which showed a decline across all metrics. ADR and revpar dropped by 4.1% to £146.51 and 5% to £120.59 respectively, while occupancy fell by 1% to 82.3%.
Meanwhile hotel performance across Europe during May was largely flat with a 0.8% fall in occupancy to 74.4% and ADR and revpar down 1.5% to €113.35 (£99.39) and 0.6% to €84.31 (£73.9) respectively.