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Declining for the 24th consecutive month, hoteliers in Doha recorded an 11.9 percent year-on-year decrease in achieved ARR.

Despite significantly reducing both overhead and labour costs, hotels in Abu Dhabi were unable to offset the decline in revenue across the major operating departments in May and as a result year-on-year profit per room dropped 6.9 percent.

Profit per room at hotels in Sharm El Sheikh was recorded at just USD0.50 in April, a 97.9 percent decline from the same period in 2015, with year-to date GOPPAR at minus USD2.85, a 116.7 percent slide on 2015 performance of USD17.04.

The 30.3 percent profit drop at properties in Beirut in April is further to a 38.7 percent decline in March, which paints a grim picture for the Lebanese capital. While average room rates (ARR) increased 16.5 percent year-on-year to USD106.76 in

Whilst astute Manama businesses successfully reduced cost levels in both payroll and overheads on a per available room basis in March, the savings were not sufficient to offset the 6.6 percent drop in total Rev- PAR.

Establishments in Amman are in the midst of a challenging period of operation, as RevPAR fell 11.3 percent year-onyear, to USD89.31.