Ukraine's hotel occupancy in January 2021: L'viv outclasses Odessa
The occupancy of Ukrainian hotels in January 2021 was: L'viv 35%, Kharkov 31%, Kyiv 23% and Odessa 19%, according to a report by Hotel Matrix, firm dealing with analytical data of the hotel market in Ukraine.
During the lockdown, many hotels temporarily closed and did not work. Among those who continued to work, the best occupancy results were achieved in Kharkiv and Kyiv with a pronounced tendency to higher occupancy – up to 40% - on business days.Olha Mischenko, Hotel Matrix Project Manager
According to Hotel Matrix analysts, L'viv holds the lead for the second month in all indicators. The Average Daily Room Rate (ADR) of the city is almost equal to Kharkov (UAH 2,236 compared to UAH 2,222). At the same time, as for RevPAR (Revenue Per Available Room), Lviv was 14% ahead of Kharkov with UAH 781. ADR in Kyiv hotels was UAH 1,609, Odessa only UAH 1,397. RevPAR was UAH 370 and UAH 269, respectively.
Lviv reached high occupancy levels not only during the Christmas holidays, but also after the lockdown period. The minimum occupancy value of 10% was recorded on January 10 and 17 in Odessa; the highest was 76%, on January 2 in L'viv.Olha Mischenko, Hotel Matrix Project Manager
The bad performance of Odessa reveals how better is the tourism business model of L'viv. Both cities have an impressive cultural heritage, which can attract cultural tourists in low season. Moreover, it is worth underlying that Odessa was less affected in terms of infected people by Covid-19 epidemic and winter in L'viv is much colder.