Rochester, Minn., has seen an influx of new hotel developments since the Mayo Clinic announced its multibillion-dollar expansion. However, the Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau had considered asking the City Council for a moratorium on limited-service hotels, which don't have an attached restaurant. This plan comes from a concern that a high volume of limited service properties could scare away the full service hotels the city is looking for.
The CVB eventually decided against a moratorium.
There are two high-end hotels in development, and the city is worried about over-supply in a market with a hotel occupancy rate at approximately 67 percent, versus 83.5 percent in Minneapolis.