Half full or half empty, hotels slowly recovering

By , Daily Memphian Published: October 22, 2020 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Downtown Memphis hotels like The Westin have been hard-hit during the COVID-19 pandemic by lack of business travel and convention and meeting business, with only a third of rooms occupied over the normally busy summer months</strong>. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Downtown Memphis hotels like The Westin have been hard-hit during the COVID-19 pandemic by lack of business travel and convention and meeting business, with only a third of rooms occupied over the normally busy summer months. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Memphis hotel occupancy hit bottom at 31% in April before rebounding, while Downtown’s low point was 14.7% occupied in April, STR found.

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Metropolitan Memphis Hotel Lodging Association CBRE Hotel Research STR The Peabody Doug Browne
Wayne Risher

Wayne Risher

Business news reporter, 43-year veteran of print journalism, 35-year resident of Memphis, University of Georgia alumnus and proud father and spouse of University of Memphis graduates.


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