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Albany's hotel industry continues to grow

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Site of the new Holiday Inn Express set to open the first of the year. Site of the new Holiday Inn Express set to open the first of the year.
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany's hotel industry continues to grow. Developers are discussing a potential new hotel downtown.     

In Northwest Albany, a new Hampton Inn opened recently, and construction is almost finished on a Holiday Inn Express.  It should open around the first of the year and will bring the total number of hotel rooms in the city to 2,404.

"Yeah we have a lot of great properties, Albany is what you would consider to be the hub of a hub and spoke situation and that allows us to draw off some of the smaller communities, whereas some of the smaller communities don't have hotels," said Rashelle Beasley, Albany Visitors Bureau Director.       

The average hotel occupancy rate in Albany hovers from 55% to 60%.

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