Georgia’s tourism industry hits record highs as conventionally attractive Georgia resorts hit record highs
With the start of the Great Georgia Summer, visitors have been snapping up the biggest-selling merchandise at major Georgia attractions.
But it’s not just Georgia visitors who are getting in on the act.
A major Georgia hotel, Hilton Atlanta, announced that its convention center, which is the largest convention center in the state, was the most-attractive hotel in the country during its second quarter.
Hilton Atlanta announced in a statement that its second-quarter hotel occupancy was at its highest level in five years.
Hilton Atlanta also reported a 25% jump in bookings.
The hotel was already one of the most popular hotel in Georgia, according to the Travel Industry Association.
Hilton also reports record occupancy of 6.3 million rooms.
Other hotels in Georgia also hit record-high occupancy levels.
The Marriott International in Augusta, which has been known for its hotel deals, posted record occupancy levels during the second quarter, with more than $4 billion in sales.
It reported a 6.5% increase in bookbacks during the period.
Hewlett-Packard announced a record fourth quarter of sales for the holiday season, and the company also reported record occupancy at its hotels.
Hilton Hotels Worldwide, which operates hotels in the Atlanta metro area, reported record bookings at its convention centers and hotels.
Horton, which owns several hotel chains in the region, said its second, third and fourth quarter occupancy was the highest in more than 20 years.
The company reported record sales of $1.1 billion.
The Georgia Chamber of Commerce said it was the best-performing hotel in all of Georgia during the holiday period.
The chamber said its convention room occupancy rose nearly 17% from the prior quarter.
The chamber said it recorded record bookbacks at several hotels in its region.
It also recorded the highest occupancy of any hotel in Atlanta, with 6.4 million rooms, a record for the region.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.