COVID-19 has directly affected the hotel industry throughout the United States, and Washington County is no exception. We have been seeing decreases directly tied to the decrease in business and leisure travel due to COVID-19 and related travel restrictions and recommendations. Now, more than a year after the pandemic began, we expect to see increases compared to this time last year.
For April 18-24, 2021, Washington County’s hotel occupancy averaged 57.4%, a 121% increase from the same period in 2020. The average daily room rate (ADR) during the same period was $92.48 a 7.2% decrease from the same period last year.
The following graphs illustrate the weekly occupancy and ADR trends from February 6, 2021, to April 24, 2021. The slight increase during the week ending February 20, 2021, is directly related to the snow and ice storm in the Portland Metro Region, as those who lost power for long periods stayed in Washington County hotels.