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The Worcester metropolitan area's hotel room supply has increased by 12 percent since 2013, according to the hotel industry analyst STR, with new Worcester hotels opening like the Homewood Suites on Washington Square or AC Hotel by Marriott on Front Street. At the same time, mirroring national trends, occupancy rates and nightly room rates have also risen. More hotels are planned for Worcester, including as a key part of the $240-million, mixed-use Worcester Red Sox stadium development. STR is projecting no increase in occupancy rates this year, and slower increases for room rates and supply nationally.
Could the Greater Worcester market accommodate more hotel rooms in the near future?

03/06/19 AT 11:05 AM
It's so exciting to see Worcester taking off!! I get so excited reading about all that is going on, all the new things, including the new hotels. I think for now we have enough hotels but as new things open and once the Sox are playing we'll need more.

03/06/19 AT 11:05 AM
Sue Despres-Homewood Suites by Hilton Worcester/Worcester- We need more hotel rooms to attract larger conventions and accommodate visitors.

03/06/19 AT 11:05 AM
You have to remember that we lost a couple of hotels along the way. I would be willing to bet the number of beds haven't changed all that much from the days of the old downtown marriot to now.

03/06/19 AT 11:05 AM
As a farm team, the WooSox are a local draw for afternoon or evening entertainment at a cheap price compared to going to a Red Sox game. You'll need more than that to attract more tourists and conventions first.

03/06/19 AT 11:05 AM
We need additional rooms with the Boston compression and in order to be a viable candidate for some of the larger events and conventions.
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