HotelTonight CEO Sam Shank says successful boutique hotels have nostalgic appeal and offer guests a chance to show off on social media. "Hotels need to have things that are memorable and different," he said.
Robust lodging growth has taken place in Nashville, Tenn., since the opening of the $623 million Music City Center in 2013, an analysis of STR data shows. The number of hotels has increased by 20 to a total of 61, and revenue per available room rose to $180 from $111, with the latter jump second only to Maui, Hawaii, among US submarkets.
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