Charleston Hotel Occupancy Up 11.4%


Charleston County sold 31,200 more hotel room nights in December 2013 than in December 2012, an increase of 13.8%, according to a monthly report.

Charleston County’s hotel occupancy rose 11.4% to 53.9% for December, compared with the previous year, according to Smith Travel Research data released by the College of Charleston’s Office of Tourism Analysis and the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The average daily rate was $111.35 for December, up 4.1% from the year prior. The county has now had year-over-year average daily rate increases for 36 consecutive months, the report said. Charleston County’s revenue per available room was $60 for December, up 15.1% from December 2012.

For 2013, the county had an average occupancy rate of 72%, an average daily rate of $128.83 and revenue per available room of $93.92, the report said.



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