The Real Deal Miami

South Florida hotels report strong February

Cold weather in much of the U.S. helped boost tourism in the area
The Newport Beachside Hotel on Sunny Isles Beach

The Newport Beachside Hotel on Sunny Isles Beach

Hotels across South Florida saw a strong February, with Broward County seeing a 90 percent occupancy rate, the highest since 2008.

“Mother Nature has become a marketing partner,” Convention & Visitors Bureau president Nicki Grossman said. “Once our visitors thaw out, they are enjoying a destination with new appeal, including foodie experiences, live music, underground entertainment, gaming, and more.”

In Miami-Dade hotels were 86.5 percent full in February, with an average rate of $237.69, according to data released from Smith Travel Research cited by the Sun-Sentinel. And in Palm Beach County, hotels were 90 percent occupied during the same month, with an average daily rate of $216. [Sun-Sentinel] Christopher Cameron