Tacoma-Pierce County hotel occupancy rate down double-digits in March; statewide occupancy increases
Although the rate statewide rose 4.9 percent, hotel occupancy rate in the Tacoma area declined in March, down 13 percent from March, 2011. Pierce County also recorded the lowest occupancy rate in the state in March with 54.8 percent of rooms taken. Statewide, 71 percent of rooms were occupied, said Bellevue hospitality consultant Wolfgang Rood in his monthly report.
In downtown Seattle, 78 percent of room were occupied in March, up 11.1 percent from the same month a year ago. The SeaTac Airport area reported the state’s highest rate, with 74.4 percent of rooms taken.
The Tri-Cities, Southwest Washington, and …