Aug
31

Southeast’s Historic Hotels Said to be Doing Well

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Business is recovering nicely for historic hotels in the Carolinas, Georgia and Tennessee as the economy improves following the Great Recession, industry representatives said Thursday.

“We’re having a banner year. The best year ever,” said Lynn Lesene, one of the operators of The Wentworth Mansion that hosted representatives of eight members of Historic Hotels of America.

“In leisure business we had some drop off but we got that back pretty quickly,” said Bud St. Pierre, the marketing director of The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, Ga. He said, however, group business continues to lag because Georgia state government is not spending as much on training sessions and other coastal meetings.

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