Events see Adelaide hotels post highest occupancy in the country


Adelaide hotels enjoyed a 78 per cent occupancy rate in April, the highest average occupancy rate of any capital city that month.

Adelaide hotel occupancy peaked at 90.5 per cent on April 27 during LIV Golf, while the AFL Gather Round weekend pushed occupancy to an average of 84 per cent from April 4-7, according to data by STR.

Perth came in at second with an occupancy rate of 76.2 per cent, followed by Sydney (73.6%), Hobart (72.6%), Brisbane (69.5%), Melbourne (67.8%), ACT (66.1%) and Darwin (55%).

“With such high calibre hotel offerings, great events, a bustling food and wine culture and Rundle Mall as our premier retail destination all on the doorstep of the world class Adelaide Oval, it’s no surprise the CBD has been a magnet for travellers,” said Adelaide Economic Development Agency general manager Greg Ratsch.

“Despite nine new hotels opening in the past four years and more to come, which significantly increases availability of hotel rooms, bookings continue to be strong and trend upwards to record levels.

“Major events in April, such as LIV Golf and AFL Gather Round, as well as a busy schedule of business events and conferences, helped draw in hundreds of thousands of visitors from interstate and overseas who soaked up all the city has to offer in terms of food, wine, shopping and culture.”