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Jax Daily Record Wednesday, Apr. 21, 202102:09 PM EST

Duval County hotel occupancy up 40.5% from a year ago

Occupancy in March was 78.2% as the region recovers from the pandemic.
by: Max Marbut Associate Editor

Duval County March hotel occupancy was 78.2%, a 40.5% increase compared with March 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic closed hotels for the last two weeks of the month.

The average daily rate was $90.83, about 5% less than the 2020 average. Revenue per available room, $71.03, was nearly 34% better than 2020.

Room revenue in March saw a nearly 37% gain over 2020 to $40.6 million.

Recovery from the pandemic continues, with year-to-date occupancy at 69.2%, a growth of 1.9% compared with the first three months of 2020. The average rate is $83.81, and revenue per room is $57.96, a decrease of 12.9%.

January through March room revenue was $95.4 million.


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