by Sarah J.F. Braley | August 01, 2018

June 2018 was the U.S. hotel industry's 100th consecutive month of growth in revenue per available room (RevPAR), according to lodging data provider STR. The streak is one year shy of the longest overall expansion cycle in the industry's history, which lasted 112 months, from December 1991 through March 2001. However, since RevPAR decreased by 0.4 percent in August 1998, the industry's current run of 100 straight months of positive RevPAR comparisons qualifies as the longest. Below is a side-by-side analysis of the two cycles. (At press time, statistics were not yet available for July 2018.)