- This Week
01.23.07 - 10:30 pm | Sarah Phelan |
BY Sarah Phelan
10,000? 30,000? 100,000?
If you guessed 32, 952 rooms, you're correct--and must be digesting the same economic reports that I’ve been calling bedtime reading this week.
According to a report fresh out of the Controller’s office, the lowest point, in terms of filling all those rooms, was the winter of 2001-2002, when 50 percent were vacant. (Remember, that was the grim post 9/11 moment, when people were afraid to fly to the USA, in case they ended up being flown into a hotel high-rise, instead of staying in one.)
The highest point? June 2000, the height of the dot-com boom, when occupancy peaked at 91.7 percent.
“These numbers suggest that it is practically impossible for a visitor to be able to find a room in the City on any given day of any given month,” the report observes, the kind of observation that just begs to be contradicted...
Most Commented On
- Jazz hands!! - July 13, 2014
- SF may go through Marin County to bypass CleanPowerSF subversion - July 13, 2014
- Google Glass Explorer opens up on bar fight, privacy - July 13, 2014
- Divisadero's Mini Bar packs maximum impact - July 13, 2014
- Poll says SF loves tech buses, doesn't ask Spanish speakers - July 13, 2014
- th - July 13, 2014
- Jesus Christ - July 13, 2014
- Immigration reform protest snarls downtown SF, 23 arrested - July 13, 2014
- Twitter tax break beneficiary Zendesk launches app to help the - July 13, 2014
- Fight to save City College grows teeth and bites back - July 13, 2014