The Brexit day that never was saw a steep decline in occupancy and revenue per available room (revpar) rates across London hotels, according preliminary performance figures for October from data company STR.
Occupancy and revpar fell by 11.2% and 11.7% respectively on 31 October, the Brexit deadline until the date for the UK’s departure from the EU was moved until 31 January 2020.
The performance of London hotel across the rest of the month showed a 1.9% drop in occupancy to 87.6%, while average daily rate increased by 1.7% to £162.07 and revpar was largely flat, down 0.3% to £141.97.
The supply of new rooms to the market was up by 1.6%, ahead of a 0.3% decrease in demand from guests.
STR will release the full results for October later this month.