The W South Beach
Despite fears over the oil spill, hotel occupancy in South Florida was
up again last week, according to Smith Travel Research. Miami-Dade
County had the highest occupancy rate, jumping to 67.2 percent from 64.2 percent in the
same week in 2009. Palm Beach County’s hotel occupancy
saw the biggest jump, to 63 percent compared to last year’s 54.1 percent. Occupancy in Broward County rose to 63.3 percent last week, up year-over-year from 61.7 percent.
Room rates, however, were mixed. Only Miami-Dade rates rose year-over-year — to $119.43 from $116.75 — the highest in South Florida. [SFBJ]