Hotel Industry Sees Strong Demand Between January to March

Realty consulting firm JLL has said that the average revenue per room for hotels in India was up 11.4% during the period. Chennai recorded the maximum gains.

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India's hotel industry saw strong demand from both business and leisure destinations during the first three months of the calendar year. According to a report from realty consulting firm JLL, during January through March,  there was an 11 per cent annual rise in revenue per available room.


The Report

In a statement, JLL India said that the hospitality sector saw an increase in Average Daily Rate (ADR) of 8.5 per cent year-on-year, resulting in a revenue per available room (RevPAR) growth of 11.4 per cent.
Chennai recorded the strongest growth in RevPAR at 21.7 per cent in January-March.
"Major factors contributing to this growth included an increase in corporate travel, weddings, and Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) demand," the consultant said.
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During the first quarter of 2024, there was a robust demand for hotel rooms in both business and leisure destinations. The occupancy levels in key business markets were strong, averaging around 70 per cent, and supported by significant growth in average daily occupancy levels.
There were 90 branded hotel signings comprising 9,710 rooms during January-March 2024. Furthermore, 13 hotels signed were conversions of other hotels, accounting for 12 per cent of the inventory signed in Q1 2024.
"Branded hotel openings comprised 36 hotels with 2,316 keys, of which 75 per cent of the total number of keys were in Tier II and III cities, including Jaipur, Indore, Surat, and Ayodhya, to name a few," the JLL report said.
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