Put-in-Bay Hotels report record hotel occupancy
Hotel Occupancy Exceed Expectations
Put-in-Bay Hoteliers reported record hotel occupancy for the Summer 2015 season despite area economic woes. The more popular hotels including the Put-in-Bay Resort, Edgewater Hotel, Bay Lodging Resort, and the Commodore Resort all posted record numbers. Numbers were up in both hotel occupancy as well as sales and income.
Officials attribute the rise to more families staying in the tri-state area to enjoy the many vacation opportunities in their area as opposed to taking longer more expensive vacations. High fuel prices over the Summer season also kept travelers looking for more affordable local destinations. “Put-in-Bay offers a wide variety of family activities that appeal to all age groups” stated Mark Mathys, one of the owners of The Put-in-Bay Visitors & Convention Bureau the largest hotel and home rental agency on the island. People are looking for better value on their vacation and in many cases, this means forgoing the airline tickets and expenses for something closer to home.
Local hoteliers also are reporting a strong demand early for 2016 reservations. “Traditionally, reservations start to come in strong in mid-December, but we have already booked over 400 rooms for 2016” stated Mark Mathys, the islands largest hotel owner. Hotel occupancy is expected to continue to meet strong demand expectations he stated with more and more people choosing to spend longer amounts of time at Put-in-Bay as there becomes more to do and see each year. Adding another Jet Express Ferry has also made the task of getting to the island much easier.
Officials report that the Put-in-Bay 2016 schedule of events should be complete and posted late in November. at Put-in-Bay Hotel reservations can be made by calling 1-888-742-7829.