CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- The Chattanooga market will add hundreds of hotel rooms in the coming year, following four years of booming revenues for its hotel industry.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports at least 728 hotel rooms under construction are to be added this year and next, citing Smith Travel Research.
That extra supply comes amid expectations for a busy summer tourism season but on the heels of a drop in demand so far this year.
According to Smith Travel Research, Chattanooga's hotel occupancy rates in the first three months of this year dropped 10.4 percent from the same period a year ago.
The summer tourism season kicks off when the USA Cycling Professional National Championships roll into town Memorial Day weekend. The event is expected to draw about 25,000 spectators.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.