Hotels in the Americas posted solid performance results for March, according to data compiled by STR and STR Global. While occupancy merely inched up by 0.2 percent year-over-year for the region, average daily rate grew by 3.9 percent and revenue per available room was up by 4.1 percent. Miami posted the largest increases across the board: Occupancy grew by 4.1 percent, to 89.1 percent; average daily rate skyrocketed by 14.4 percent, to $238.12, the only double-digit rate increase in the region; and RevPAR was up by 19.1 percent, to $212.20. Two other markets in the Americas enjoyed double-digit RevPAR growth for the month: New York City was up by 12.4 percent, and San Francisco increased by 10.9 percent. For the region, first-quarter gains outpaced those for the month. Occupancy was up by 1.6 percent over Q1 2012, average daily rate increased by 4.2 percent and RevPAR was up 5.9 percent.