Hotels in Miami-Dade and Broward counties were a little less full — and slightly less expensive — in October than they were at the same time in 2012.
According to information released recently by STR, the travel research firm, occupancy at Miami-Dade hotels was 73.5 percent in October. That’s 2.5 percentage points lower than a year earlier. Daily rates dropped a fraction of a percent to $151.72, and per-room revenue was down 2.7 percent to $111.45.
In Broward, hotels were 68.6 percent full, down less than a percentage point from 2012. Rates dropped just over a percent to nearly $107, and revenue per available room fell 1.8 percent to $73.31.
The story was different in the Florida Keys, where hotels saw growth across the board. Occupancy increased more than 9 percentage points to 70.4 percent. Average daily rates reached nearly $208, a 10.5 percent increase, and per-room revenue soared nearly 21 percent to $146.32.