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Palm Beach County Hotel occupancy above 80% for the first time in a year

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An antique car is parked next to an Art Deco hotel along a normally bustling South Beach street Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Traveling to Florida and staying in swanky hotels is a way of life for out of state travelers and sometimes a peaceful staycation is just as exciting.

But it’s been a while since all of the Palm Beach County hotels have seen this kind of growth in occupancy.

With all of the big events like The Honda Classic, spring break going on in the last week, hotel occupancy rates make it to 80% for the first time in over a year.

According to Discover The Palm Beaches the last time hotel occupancy was this high was on March 6, 2020, then on March 9, 2020, Florida State Emergency order forced hotels to take in “essential lodgers.” So that definitely impacted hotels occupancy rates.

The hospitality industry has taken a huge hit with the pandemic and many factors have contributed to the rise in occupancy over the last few months, the vaccine rollout and strict health and safety measures put in place have eased most travelers concerns about staying in hotels.