U.S. Hotel Closures, 1985-2010

The pattern of U.S. hotels closed per year from 1985 to 2010 will come as a surprise, I think, to most people. Despite the recent decline in travel, the biggest closure spike was in 2005, and it has fallen sharply since. The reason(s) for the 2005 peak? I bet people can guess.

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More here.

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