The average occupancy rate of Macaus hotels and guest houses in July grew by 51.6 percentage points year-on-year and 18.4 percentage points compared with June to 63.7%, according to information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC).
The improved results, which preceded a recent COVID-19 outbreak in mainland China that has again limited travel to Macau, were led by a strong resurgence in 5-star hotels, where occupancy hit 63.6% versus just 7.8% in July 2020 and 41.0% in June 2021.
The total number of guests checking in grew by 359% year-on-year to 697,000, with mainland China guests comprising 556,000 and local guests 107,000. The average length of stay increased slightly to 1.7 nights.
For the first seven months of 2021 combined, the average occupancy rate of guest rooms was 52.3%, up 27.3 percentage points year-on-year thanks to a 105% increase in total guest numbers.
The DSEC said there were 117 hotels and guesthouses open for business in July 2021, offering 36,000 rooms.