Bookings nearly equal to this time last year
By Emma Breysse, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
March 14, 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.
Saturday’s lodging numbers for Jackson Hole hotels seem bound to barely top occupancy for the same weekend last year.
Valleywide, occupancy is projected to be at 46 percent, topping last year’s 45 percent by a slight 2 percent margin.
The trend of a slight increase holds true everywhere but downtown Jackson.
Downtown Jackson hotels actually expect a 2 percent decrease compared with the same weekend in 2012, with weekend occupancy projected to be 43 percent. Last year, it was 44 percent. Teton Village is expected to see the largest increase, with advance bookings topping last year by 16 percent.
On Saturday, hotels are expecting 72 percent occupancy, up from last year’s 62 percent.
Outlying Jackson hotels also saw a double-digit increase, with Saturday’s 32 percent topping last year’s 29 percent by a 10 percent margin.
Vacation rentals for the coming weekend should be 45 percent full, up 5 percent from last year’s 43 percent occupancy.
All areas also came in slightly above the average occupancy during the past three years.