The group segment is up 3.9% in room nights committed (contracted). New group business added over the last month (pace) are up 4.0% over the comparable period last year. Transient room nights booked are up 5.5% compared to the same time last year. Average daily rate (ADR) is growing slightly above occupancy, up 2.8% based on reservations currently on the books for 2014. For the first quarter of 2014, overall committed occupancy is up 3.0% in the top 25 markets. Committed occupancy for the group segments is up 3.8% and the transient segment is up 2.6% compared to a year ago. Average daily rate for the first quarter is up 2.6% over the same time last year. Business segment ADR, which includes weekday transient negotiated and retail segments, is up 3.0%. Leisure segment ADR, which includes transient discount, qualified and wholesale segments, is up 3.2%. Get the full story at TravelClick