The group segment is up 2.7% in room nights committed (contracted). New group business added over the last month (pace) are down, -14.2% over the comparable period last year. Transient room nights booked are up 5.3% compared to the same time last year. Average daily rate (ADR) is growing slightly above occupancy, up 3.9% based on reservations currently on the books for 2014. For the first quarter of 2014, overall committed occupancy is up 2.4% in the top 25 markets. Committed occupancy for the group segments is up 2.3% and the transient segment is up 2.6% compared to a year ago. Average daily rate for the first quarter is up 3.7% over the same time last year. Business segment ADR, which includes weekday transient negotiated and retail segments, is down -0.6%. Leisure segment ADR, which includes transient discount, qualified and wholesale segments, is up 4.8%. Get the full story at TravelClick