AHATA: Hotels lost 25% of occupancy in January

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The Aruba Hotel & Tourism Association has released the most recent hotel performance results for December and an updated projection for the coming months.

DECEMBER 2021 DATA:

  • Occupancy: The occupancy rate was 69%, which is 17% lower than in December 2019. Occupancy was projected at 76%, however, the COVID situation in the U.S. and Aruba’s new entry requirements caused cancellations for the last week of December.
  • ADR: The average daily rate for occupied rooms was $337.38, which is 0.5% less than in 2019.
  • RevPAR: The revenue per available room was 17% less than in 2019, at $232.93

OCCUPANCY 2021:

Average occupancy for all hotels in 2021 was 56.7%, which is a 67% recovery compared to 2019.

OCCUPANCY FORECAST:

Due to Aruba’s COVID situation, the CDC placed the island on Level 4 Alert level for travel. The highest level of alert caused further cancellations and a slowing of the industry’s recovery. The data indicates a loss of 25% in occupancy in January 2022. The hotels report that cancellations continue and projections for the next month have been adjusted accordingly.

TIMESHARE

AHATA’s Timeshare properties also experienced cancellations for the last week of December and ended up with a an 82% occupancy for the month and 75% for the year 2021. For January the expected occupancy rate is 86%.

AHATA member hotels: Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort, Barceló Aruba, Boardwalk Boutique Hotel, Brickell Bay Beach Club, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Courtyard by Marriott, Divi & Tamarijn All-Inclusive, Eagle Aruba Resort, Holiday Inn Resort Aruba, Hyatt Regency Aruba, Hyatt Place Aruba Airport, Manchebo Beach Resort, Marriott Aruba & Stellaris Casino, Paradera Park, Radisson Blu Aruba, Renaissance Aruba Resort, The Ritz-Carlton Aruba, RIU Palace Aruba, RIU Palace Antillas, Talk of the Town Hotel. 

AHATA member timeshares: Divi Aruba Phoenix, Divi Dutch Village, Divi Village Golf, La Cabana, Marriott Ocean Club, Marriott Surf Club.