More and more tourists are choosing Rutherford County, that according to the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. The chamber reported on local hotel occupancy rates Thursday stating, “We are happy to report that Rutherford County saw an increase of 14,000 rooms from 2021. Hotel room revenue increased as well, bringing in $39 million year-to-date, an increase of $13 million over the previous year." Keep in mind, there are over 80 hotels in Rutherford County.
According to the April 2022 STR report, the hotel industry across the United States is saw numbers rise. It looks as if the numbers continue to climb towards pre-COVID Pandemic levels. The most recent statistics show April hit all-time high room rates, which equals the country's highest occupancy levels since July of 2021.
The April hotel occupancy rate was 65.5% and the average daily cost of hotel rooms came in at $149.90 per night nationwide.
The best performing market in the U.S. last month was Miami, holding an 80.9% occupancy level. That number is down by only 0.2% when compared to the 2019 benchmark for Miami.
The market with the lowest hotel occupancy was Minneapolis, Minnesota at 52.5%. The second lowest market was Detroit, Michigan at 58.4% of occupied hotel rooms. To see the April STR report, click here.