April busy for South Florida hotels



South Florida hotels were busy in April, with more beds booked at higher rates than the same time a year earlier.

Miami-Dade hotels were 81.3 percent full, an increase of 2 percentage points compared to April of 2013, according to data released recently by travel research firm STR. Average daily rates increased 13.6 percent to $206.83, while per-room revenue jumped nearly 16 percent to more than $168.

Broward saw solid numbers as well: Hotel occupancy was up 5 percentage points to 81.5 percent. Average room rates were $140.52 a night, an increase of more than 12 percent. And revenue per avaliable room leapt nearly 18 percent to $114.57.

The Florida Keys saw only a small gain in occupancy of less than one percentage point; hotels were 82.5 percent full. But room rates shot up 20 percent to $298.61, while per-room revenue increased nearly 21 percent to more than $246.

Read more Business stories from the Miami Herald

Miami Herald

Join the

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category