How to find the best hotel park in the DC metro area
It’s no secret that DC hotels have been under pressure to provide more space and amenities.
And while the city’s hotels are often among the best, there are a few areas where they still struggle.
A new report by the hotel industry group says DC’s hotel parks have seen some of the biggest declines in guest numbers over the past decade, and that many of those declines have been attributed to rising hotel occupancy rates.
The hotel industry has been trying to find solutions, from building more accessible rooms to moving hotel-restaurant space closer to retail outlets, to create more space for more guests.
But some hotels have faced a similar issue, and the problem isn’t unique to DC.
In the metro area, hotel occupancy is down in part because of more people using hotels and in part due to increased costs associated with hotel expansion.
According to the hotel and restaurant industry group, hotel park occupancy declined in DC from 7.6 percent in 2015 to 7.1 percent in 2016.
While there were 6,715 hotel parks in DC in 2016, the industry group found that in the metro region overall, there were only 6,636 hotels that are currently occupied.
That’s a loss of 3.6% of hotel park capacity, according to the report.
But there are signs that hotel park numbers are getting back on track, the report says.
The occupancy rate at hotel parks has been improving, and there are some positive signs.
While the decline is small, it still represents a drop from a year ago, the group said.
The number of guests staying at hotel park-based hotels in the Washington Metropolitan Area rose 0.3% from a decade ago to 5.9 million in 2016—the highest level since 2009, the study found.
Overall, hotel parks added 6.6 million guests in 2016 for a growth rate of 5.5%.
The report says the overall occupancy rate for the entire metro area has been increasing at a slower rate than the overall growth rate for hotels.
It says hotel park population in DC rose by 1.2% over the last 10 years, and this was driven primarily by a drop in hotel park guest numbers.
But even with this drop, the number of hotel parks that are now occupied has been on the decline since the beginning of the decade, with the population of those parks falling by 3.5 percent between 2015 and 2016.
For example, the occupancy rate of the largest DC hotel parks was just 4.1% in 2016 and fell to 3.0% by 2019.
A number of other key findings of the report: The hotel occupancy rate in DC fell slightly during the first year of the Trump administration.
But that drop was offset by a slight uptick in the hotel occupancy in 2020.
There was a slight increase in the number in 2020 but a decline in the rate of growth in 2020 compared to the previous year.
The average occupancy rate over the decade was 7.3 percent, a slight drop from 7 percent in 2017.
The percentage of hotels that have at least one additional room has increased from 23.3 in 2017 to 25.4 percent in 2020, an increase of 1.9 percentage points.
The proportion of hotel rooms that are open during peak hours has increased by 2.5 percentage points from 2015 to 2016.
The report found that while the number and percentage of people staying at hotels declined during the Trump presidency, the percentage of the city as a whole has increased.
Overall in the city, the population grew by about 2.4 million people during the eight years under Trump.
However, the growth in the total population of the metropolitan area has slowed since the end of the Obama administration, as more and more people moved away from the area.
For those people, the rate at which they move away is lower.
The rate at the national level has dropped by more than 2 percentage points since the Trump era.
The study also found that the number, percentage, and average occupancy rates have been decreasing over time.
The trend was driven by the drop in the national population, which fell by about 5.4 percentage points during the Obama era.
During the Clinton administration, the average occupancy was 7 percent.
During Trump’s eight years, the national rate decreased by 1 percentage point, while the rate in the Metropolitan area fell by 1 percent.
The numbers and percentages of people moving to the region during the Clinton years also have dropped.
In 2020, the proportion of people who moved from the metro to the suburbs dropped by 2 percentage point.
During Obama’s eight-year term, the ratio was 4.2.
During Clinton’s eight year term, it was 3.8.
During Barack Obama’s last term, there was an even greater drop: the ratio of people leaving the metro was 11.2, compared to about 9.5 for the city overall.
According the report, the decline in occupancy rates has been driven by two factors: lower population growth in DC, and lower occupancy rates in the Metro area.
While both factors have been part