FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2016
Choose Chicago today announced that growth in Chicago's leisure hotel room demand set new records in the first quarter of 2016 and drove overall performance to surpass post-recession average performance. With 1.448 million rooms occupied, leisure demand set new records in all three months of the quarter for a total increase of 6.8 percent from the first quarter of 2015. In total, first quarter 2016 hotel performance saw 1.99 million rooms occupied, surpassing the first quarter post-recession average of 1.75 million.