The average occupancy rate of Macau’s 106 hotels and guesthouses fell by 0.9 percentage points to 76.5 percent in March, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said on Thursday.
According to a DSEC statement, the number of hotels and guesthouses rose by seven from March last year. The number of guestrooms rose by 4,000, or 13.6 percent, to 32,000 at the end of last month from the same period of last year.
Guest rooms of 5-star hotels (20,000) and 4-star hotels (8,000) rose by 11.7 per cent and 28.4 per cent respectively.
A total of 893,000 guests checked into the city’s hotels and guesthouses in March, up by 12.7 per cent year-on-year. Guests from the mainland rose by 9.8 per cent to 557,000, while guests from Hong Kong surged by 44.7 per cent to 145,000.
Mainlanders accounted for 62.4 per cent of all guests last month.
Guests’ average length of stay remained unchanged at 1.4 nights year-on-year.
In the first quarter, the hospitality industry recorded 2.66 million guests, up 13.4 percent year-on-year.