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Old 04-20-2019, 03:49 AM
 
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The question is "how many nights per year must the hotel be sold out before it is deemed worthwhile to expand?"
The answer would depend on the occupancy rate the other nights of the week year around. In tourist areas you may be 100% full from Memorial Day through the week before Labor Day putting the no vacancy sign out by 4 p,m. each day , and the rest of the year be closed due to not enough visitors to pay the utility bills and employee wages if open. You don't expand.
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Old 04-20-2019, 05:18 AM
 
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Are you familiar with those towns?
As a matter of fact, I am. And I canít think of anything more ridiculous than the idea that they need (or can support) skyscrapers.
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Old 04-20-2019, 08:16 AM
 
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What do you consider special events? Are you aware of people traveling for school related competitions, travel sport teams, spring break, business conventions, car shows, etc? I'm sure there are all manner of things that might be going on that you probably wouldn't be aware of unless you were a local or had some business in that town.
All of what you mentioned are types of special events.

In the parking lots I saw lots of identical looking pick up trucks and the hotel clerk said something about workers in the area.
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:06 AM
 
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I would like a van sized RV but they'r expensive and even the smaller RVs use tons of gas.
So you understand the correlation between size and expense. The bigger things are the more expensive they are to maintain. Just leaving this out there...
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:33 AM
 
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In the parking lots I saw lots of identical looking pick up trucks and the hotel clerk said something about workers in the area.
At all 14+ hotels?
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Old 04-20-2019, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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As for being so inflexible as to not vary my sleepover destination and not just drive to the next town, I drove to two towns in Ohio and was not able to get any rooms. I finally did get a room in a hotel in West Virginia but I really wanted to get a room in Ohio since that's what I had coupon books for.

So not only do you want hotels to have more rooms than they can typically book so they lose money, you also want them to lose even more money by providing one of those extra rooms to you at a 50% discount.

Wow.
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Old 04-20-2019, 12:02 PM
 
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In a lot of places workers stay in the place where there is a job during the week and then head home for the weekend. A job lasts a month or two, then onto the next town for the next job.
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Old 04-20-2019, 12:24 PM
 
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So you understand the correlation between size and expense. The bigger things are the more expensive they are to maintain. Just leaving this out there...
Yes, and also they use more gas which makes sense since they've got more mass and it takes more energy to move an object of greater mass.

Which is why I drive an economy car.
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Old 04-20-2019, 12:25 PM
 
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At all 14+ hotels?
When I took the exit off route 70 I only saw one hotel, I wasn't going to drive around the entire town looking for hotels.
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Old 04-20-2019, 12:38 PM
 
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When I took the exit off route 70 I only saw one hotel, I wasn't going to drive around the entire town looking for hotels.

Don't you have a cellphone?
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