by Michael C. Lowe | May 27, 2011

The Chinese hotel market saw a 7.7 percent growth in revenue per available room through the first four months of 2011, rising to an average of US$71, according to a survey conducted by STR Global. The report covers 980 hotels, representing more than 280,000 guest rooms across 21 Chinese cities. The only city that reported a decline was Suzhou, which saw a decrease of 0.8 percent. Wuxi experienced the largest growth, with a 39 percent increase, while Beijing saw a 15 percent increase, Hong Kong grew by 27 percent, Macau was up 17 percent and Shanghai reported a 1 percent increase. The data includes responses from local hotel brands, such as Metropark, HNA Hotels and Jin Jiang, as well as international brands, including Holiday Inn, Marriott, Sheraton, Sofitel, Super 8 and Ascott.