The group said the US industry experienced record levels of room night demand in the third quarter as leisure travellers remained resilient through the summer and demand from business travellers stayed strong. IHG comparable US RevPAR grew 8.0% in the third quarter driven by occupancy growth of 3.0 percentage points and rate growth of 3.4%, an improvement from Q2 rate growth of 2.8%. On a total RevPAR basis, which includes the benefit of new hotels and therefore allows a direct comparison to the Smith Travel industry data, IHG third quarter US RevPAR grew 9.5%, outperforming the US industry up 7.9%. On this same basis, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express RevPAR grew 10.4% and 9.2% respectively, outperforming the US upper midscale segment due to the continued benefits of the Holiday Inn relaunch.