The U.S. hotel industry started 2017 on a strong note with solid demand supporting modest growth in both occupancy and average daily rate (ADR) in firstquarter 2017. Revenue per available room (RevPAR) also increased 3.4%. This is reflected in the industry’s stock-price performance. Over the past six months, the Zacks Hotels and Motels industry has fared better than the broader S&P 500 index. While the industry has gained 12.5%, the broader index has added only 6.9%.