NEW YORK CITY-Back in January, most in the hospitality industry had an optimistic outlook for the coming year. After all, nothing could really be worse than the pits of 2009. However, as we plough through Q3 of 2012, it seems that those in the know – at least with Marcus & Millichap’s research team – caution that while hotel metrics are up, year-end figures may not be as high as optimistically indicated in Q1.

According to the firm’s recent Hospitality Research: Quarterly Update, occupancy rates are modestly up from this time last year: a mere 1.1% increase. ADR, however, has shown a bit more of a notable gain, up from $101.69 to 2012’s $105.93. As such, room nights will assume a “normal” growth pace, and Marcus & Millichap anticipate that pricing will go up in order in increase revenue.

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