FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 5, 2016

CONTACT:
Kara Carmichael
312.567.8587
kcarmichael@choosechicago.com

Melanie Perez
312.567.8531
mperez@choosechicago.com

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.