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Old 05-01-2015, 06:02 PM
 
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Here is a list ranking number of hotel rooms in U.S. cities...NYC is 5th, Atlanta is 7th. NYC has more.
You are totally missing the point. Obviously NYC and LA have the most hotel rooms in the U.S. They are both twice the size as any other metro. There is no possible way they don't have the most hotel rooms, since hotel rooms are occupied by people, and people's visits are generated by the presence of other people (so local population is the key). Your own list is just as bizarre as the Atlanta forumers list.

Could you explain a situation where a city 1/4 the size of another, with 1/10 the tourists, could somehow generate more demand for hotel rooms? If you can't, then you know the list is garbage.

The list of most hotel rooms is easy. Take the list of most populous metros in the U.S. Really only Vegas and Orlando and a few tourist towns will be outliers, but even those cities won't be close to #1.

In the real world, the list is probably as follows

NYC


LA


Chicago
SF
Miami
DC
Dallas
Houston

etc. etc.

Vegas and Orlando are probably somewhere in the top 10 too, but probably nowhere near the top.
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:40 PM
 
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You are totally missing the point. Obviously NYC and LA have the most hotel rooms in the U.S. They are both twice the size as any other metro. There is no possible way they don't have the most hotel rooms, since hotel rooms are occupied by people, and people's visits are generated by the presence of other people (so local population is the key). Your own list is just as bizarre as the Atlanta forumers list.

Could you explain a situation where a city 1/4 the size of another, with 1/10 the tourists, could somehow generate more demand for hotel rooms? If you can't, then you know the list is garbage.

The list of most hotel rooms is easy. Take the list of most populous metros in the U.S. Really only Vegas and Orlando and a few tourist towns will be outliers, but even those cities won't be close to #1.

In the real world, the list is probably as follows

NYC


LA


Chicago
SF
Miami
DC
Dallas
Houston

etc. etc.

Vegas and Orlando are probably somewhere in the top 10 too, but probably nowhere near the top.
In the "real world" Las Vegas and Orlando have more hotel rooms than Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, and maybe Los Angeles. Some lists have been posted. Why do you think those lists aren't "real world" lists.

What city are you referencing that is 1/4th the size of one with 1/10th of the tourists that has more hotel rooms than the other? Are you comparing Atlanta to New York? I think it has been established that Atlanta has a ton more hotel rooms than similar sized metro areas, but not quite as many as New York. However, the number of hotel rooms is closer than you think. Perhaps it has to do with the airport being the busiest in the world so when the airport has to close for 12+ hours due to an ice storm or something, there are places to put stranded people. Perhaps it has to do with the fact it hosted a Summer Olympics less than 20 years ago. Heck, maybe it has to do with being a natural point of evacuation when hurricanes threaten the north/northeastern gulf or the atlantic coast of Florida from Daytona Beach northward to the South Carolina coast. Moreso than any of this now, it probably has to do with being one of the biggest convention center destinations in the country (behind Orlando and Las Vegas which, surprise surprise, are up there near the very top with most hotel rooms).
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:41 PM
 
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You are totally missing the point. Obviously NYC and LA have the most hotel rooms in the U.S. They are both twice the size as any other metro. There is no possible way they don't have the most hotel rooms, since hotel rooms are occupied by people, and people's visits are generated by the presence of other people (so local population is the key). Your own list is just as bizarre as the Atlanta forumers list.

Could you explain a situation where a city 1/4 the size of another, with 1/10 the tourists, could somehow generate more demand for hotel rooms? If you can't, then you know the list is garbage.

The list of most hotel rooms is easy. Take the list of most populous metros in the U.S. Really only Vegas and Orlando and a few tourist towns will be outliers, but even those cities won't be close to #1.

In the real world, the list is probably as follows

NYC


LA


Chicago
SF
Miami
DC
Dallas
Houston

etc. etc.

Vegas and Orlando are probably somewhere in the top 10 too, but probably nowhere near the top.
That wasn't my own list. It's an actual list of actual hotel rooms with an actual source. YOURS is a made up list of your opinion. Show me something that supports your made up list and we can talk about it.

It is a well known fact that Las Vegas and Orlando are one and two for travelers, and hotel rooms are where there are the most travelers. The list that I posted reflects that.
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:48 PM
 
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Before you chime into a discussion please have your facts checked first. . . . . Here you go:

Then another poster asked and made a very true statement. . . .



Then he replied, so confidently. . . .



So Joe, thank you for playing! Furthermore, "threatened" is the last word that comes to my mind when it comes to Atlanta and New York. The ONLY point it has over NYC is that it hosted the Olympics. Ironically, that's also probably the biggest thing that happened for Atlanta. Please, for your sake and city let's move on.
So you found it...congratulations. I looked through the thread and must have missed it, but I just skimmed. Thank you for taking the time to find it for me, but this site is all about chiming into discussions without reading through several pages of a long thread. Sorry if that offends you.

Threatened is exactly the word that comes to mind when I read all of the defensive comments in this thread. It's easy to see that people are threatened/offended/whatever by the thought that New York coul be mentioned in the same breath as Atlanta. Once again, I am SURE that I said that Atlanta doesn't have more of anything that NYC.
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:13 PM
 
Location: East Central Pennsylvania/ Chicago for 6yrs.
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No one outside of the United States cares about Atlanta. Atlanta has a lot of hotel rooms because Atlanta is a big convention center. Other than that, not many people go to Atlanta just to go to Atlanta. Atlanta isn't New York or Los Angeles lol.
Most visited cities by overseas travelers:
New York City 9,500,000
Miami 4,000,000
Los Angeles 3,800,000
Orlando 3,700,000
San Francisco 3,005,000
Las Vegas 2,850,000
Honolulu 2,560,000
D.C. 1,700,000
Chicago 1,400,000
Boston 1,300,000
San Diego 883,000
Houston 801,000
Philadelphia 673,000
Atlanta 557,000

Atlanta was also one of the only two cities that posted decline in visitors. And it was a double-digit decrease.

Atlanta only has a 1.3% share of all leisure travelers to the U.S.A. last year:

Cities with highest % of total leisure travelers to the U.S.:
NYC: 35.9%.
Orlando 15.9%
Miami 15.7%
Honolulu: 13.1%
Las Vegas 12.9%
Los Angeles 11.8%
San Francisco 10.9%
Washington DC 5%
Boston - 3.6%
Chicago - 3%
San Diego 2.7%
Houston 1.5%
Atlanta 1.3%

http://travel.trade.gov/outreachpage...and_Cities.pdf
  1. New York City NC
  2. Chicago IL
  3. San Francisco CA
  4. Las Vegas NV
  5. New Orleans LA
  6. Las Angeles CA
  7. San Diego CA
  8. Seattle SA
  9. Washington DC
  10. Orlando FL
  11. Honolulu HI
  12. Houston TX
  13. Charleston SC
  14. Boston.MA
  15. Portland WA
�� http://www.city-data.com/forum/newre...eply&t=2358734
  1. Orlando, Florida
  2. New York City, New York
  3. Chicago, Illinois
  4. Anaheim/Orange County, Calif
  5. Miami, Florida
  6. Las Vegas, Nevada
  7. Atlanta, Ga
  8. Houston, Texas
  9. Philadelphia, Pa
  10. San Diego, California
�� Top 10 Most Visited US Cities
  1. Las Vegas
  2. New York City
  3. Orlando
  4. San Diego
  5. Los Angeles
  6. Chicago
  7. San Francisco
  8. Washington DC
  9. Houston
  10. San Antonio
  11. Atlanta
  12. Boston
  13. Miami
  14. New Orleans
  15. Dallas
�� Most Popular U.S. Travel Destinations - Business Insider
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NYC
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So you found it...congratulations. I looked through the thread and must have missed it, but I just skimmed. Thank you for taking the time to find it for me, but this site is all about chiming into discussions without reading through several pages of a long thread. Sorry if that offends you.

Threatened is exactly the word that comes to mind when I read all of the defensive comments in this thread. It's easy to see that people are threatened/offended/whatever by the thought that New York coul be mentioned in the same breath as Atlanta. Once again, I am SURE that I said that Atlanta doesn't have more of anything that NYC.
It doesn't offend me at all. Just makes you look silly for attempting to know info that you don't. Once again you should be certain before you post.

lol at threatened. Whatever helps you sleep tonight buddy.
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NYC
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Getting back on topic . . .

One of the things that surprised me is Chicago ranking higher than L.A.
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:22 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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Bangkok will always be my number one. The rest are just pretenders
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Old 05-01-2015, 10:50 PM
 
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It doesn't offend me at all. Just makes you look silly for attempting to know info that you don't. Once again you should be certain before you post.

lol at threatened. Whatever helps you sleep tonight buddy.
I'm glad it doesn't offend you. It shouldn't. But it seemingly has offended others. THAT'S what I call silly, not the fact that I didn't know this thread by heart. You still seem a little aggressive and angry about being compared to Atlanta - and it isn't that serious. It's just a city-data discussion and we are adults as far as I know.

You can say all day that you aren't this and you aren't that, but we only have your comments to go by.
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Old 05-01-2015, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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Lol @ some of the people butthurt because some cities were ranked higher than their's in an OPINION based list.
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