The US hotel industry achieved its highest RevPAR (revenue per available room) since mid-July 2019 in the week ending May 21, according to STR. The research company’s latest report showed these results for that week: occupancy, 68.6% (down 3.5%); average daily rate (ADR), $151.74 (up 13.4%) and RevPAR, $104.06 (up 9.5%). Among STR’s Top 25 Markets, Miami saw the highest occupancy increase over 2019 (up 4.7% to 77.5%). Of note, said STR, New York City saw the highest occupancy level for the week (89.4%), which was helped by both the New York University and Columbia University commencement ceremonies. Philadelphia experienced the largest occupancy decrease from 2019 (down 13.2% to 69.8%). Miami posted the highest ADR gain over 2019 (up 42.4% to $250.75). The steepest RevPAR deficits were in San Francisco (down 16.2% to $185.38) and Philadelphia (down 12.6% to $113.97). Overall, the Top 25 Markets saw their highest weekly occupancy, ADR and RevPAR levels of the pandemic era.