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Lodging Sector Update 
U.S. RevPar down and COVID-19 cases up, weekend occupancy back above 50% for Upper Midscale and Upscale hotels
U.S. hotel RevPAR was down 55.8% year-over-year for the week of November 1-7, while new COVID-19 cases reached a weekly high. Aside from those weeks that include an easier comparable from 2019, year-over-year decreases of 50% or worse will be the norm for the remainder of 2020.
While U.S. occupancy dipped a bit lower than the previous week to 44.2%, weekend occupancy pushed back above the 50% mark with healthy Saturday levels for Upper Midscale and Upscale hotels. With consumers on the road, interstate and small metro/town locations pushed much closer to the norm than their urban and airport counterparts.
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