Hoteliers in New York City were expecting a gold rush from the Super Bowl, which will be held in February at MetLife stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. But so far, the demand for rooms has fallen well short of expectations.
Occupancy levels for the days before Super Bowl Sunday are about 27 percent currently, an increase from 13 percent for the same period last year, according to data from hotel reservation tracker TravelClick. But hotel managers were hoping for an occupancy rate of around 50 percent by now. [more]