Local Hotels see big boom this weekend, showing overall trend - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Local Hotels see big boom this weekend, showing overall trend

Posted: Updated:
ROANOKE, VA -

It was a busy weekend for the Roanoke Valley, with graduations, the Local Colors Festival, and different events at the museum of transportation.

The Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitor's Bureau says hotels in our area saw a big boost in business thanks to those events. There was 90% average occupancy rate for local hotels. New numbers also show there's a total 7% increase of  people filling up hotels this time last year.

"Certainly there's an interest in Virginia's Blue Ridge and people coming here to discover all we have to and people like what they see," The Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitor's Bureau Present, Landon Howard says.

This may mean good news for the 5-story Hampton Inn being built near Valley View Mall or the Hampton Inn set to be built on top of a parking garage on Church Street in Downtown Roanoke.

"With the Visitor's Bureau making us a travel destination, it makes it an easier place to sell," Roanoke Best Western Director of Sales, Timothy Dean says.

With more people visiting our area, this may generate more jobs, boosting our local economy.

  • Roanoke City Police investigates armed robbery

    Roanoke City Police investigates armed robbery

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-04-15 17:43:33 GMT
    Roanoke City Police are investigating an armed robbery at Check Into Cash, which is located at Valley View Boulevard.
    Roanoke City Police are investigating an armed robbery at Check Into Cash, which is located at Valley View Boulevard.
  • Mountain View Terrace House Fire

    Mountain View Terrace House Fire

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:01 PM EDT2014-04-15 03:01:26 GMT
    Roanoke City Dispatch say fire crews are on scene, working to put out a house firein the 2100 Block of Mountain View Terrace.Dispatch says they received the call around 6:30 p.m.We will keep you updated as more information comes into our newsroom.
    Roanoke City Dispatch say fire crews are on scene, working to put out a house firein the 2100 Block of Mountain View Terrace.Dispatch says they received the call around 6:30 p.m.We will keep you updated as more information comes into our newsroom.
  • Salem Red Sox Selling More Tickets This Season

    Salem Red Sox Selling More Tickets This Season

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-04-11 14:58:53 GMT
    For 2013, the average attendance was 2,735. Compare that to 3,429 in 2011.
    For 2013, the average attendance was 2,735. Compare that to 3,429 in 2011.
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.