by Michael J. Shapiro | May 23, 2013

San Francisco and Mexico City were the only two cities in the Americas to post double-digit average daily rate increases last month, according to hotel data provider STR Global. San Francisco's April ADR rose 18.5 percent year-over-year, to $180.41, while Mexico City's rate climbed 11.8 percent, to US$139.23. The same two cities led the region in gains in revenue per available room: San Francisco's RevPAR was up by 30.2 percent, and Mexico City's increased by 22.7 percent. San Francisco also led the Americas in year-over-year occupancy growth, which was up 9.9 percent, to 72.7 percent. The Americas region performed well overall, with year-over-year increases in occupancy (up 3.5 percent), average daily rate (up 3.4 percent) and RevPAR (up 7.0 percent).