Atlanta hotels hit record occupancy levels in July

August 18,2015


July was a record-setting month for Atlanta hotels — a nod to the bustling convention industry.

Last month, hotel occupancy in the city limits reached 80 percent, according to data released Tuesday by the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.

That’s a record for the city, says ACVB.

Several events helped fill up hotel rooms during July.

For the first time, Alcoholics Anonymous held its international convention in Atlanta, bringing more than 70,000 people to the city July 1-5.

The annual Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market at AmericasMart brought nearly 73,000 people to downtown.

Primerica Life Insurance Inc. held its international convention in Atlanta July 15-18, bringing about 50,000 people to the city.

And, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry held its annual meeting in Atlanta July 26-30, bringing about 20,000 people to the city.

Hotels across metro Atlanta are also experiencing strong performance. ACVB reports that occupancy reached 79.6 percent in metro Atlanta in July.