Occupancy rises 10% around Jackson Hole
By Emma Breysse, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
March 7, 2013
Every week the Jackson Hole Daily looks at the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce’s lodging barometer of bookings for the week ahead, which the chamber compiles Wednesday afternoon and posts online Thursday morning. Comparisons are made according to percent change, rather than the difference in percentage points.
Advance bookings for the coming weekend are up across the board from last year.
Valleywide, lodging numbers are up 10 percent from the same weekend last year, with Saturday’s occupancy projected to be at 53 percent. Last year, occupancy was at 48 percent.
Teton Village and downtown Jackson hotels saw similar increases.
Downtown Jackson hotels are projected to be 12 percent closer to full than they were last year. This weekend, downtown Jackson occupancy is set to be 55 percent, beating last year’s 49 percent.
Village numbers are 9 percent higher than they were last year.
Advance bookings in the village are at 72 percent, compared with 66 percent for the same weekend in 2012.
Outlying Jackson is almost 50 percent busier than last year, with hotels reporting 32 percent occupancy compared with 21 percent last year.
Vacation rentals saw a small increase, with the weekend projections showing 55 percent occupancy. Last year, rentals were 54 percent full.