Dickinson hotels were half empty in 2015

Dickinson hotels were about half-full in 2015, according to year-end average data obtained by the Dickinson Convention and Visitors Bureau on Wednesday.

Terri Thiel, exective director of the Dickinson CVB, said hotels in Dickinson averaged about 48.2 percent occupancy during 2015, which is down from 71.5 percent occupancy in 2014.

Those numbers are a bit lower than average and close to 2005 figures — long before the oil boom hit the area and when Dickinson had nearly 800 less hotel rooms.

Thiel said the TownePlace Suites by Marriott in north Dickinson, the city’s newest hotel, plans to open Feb. 2.

Author: Dustin Monke

Former newspaper editor. Now I market the best baked goods and donuts in America. But every once in a while, I write a cool story too.

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