Upgrades, and Higher Prices, for Airport Hotels
The airport hotel, that bastion of utility and convenience for marooned travelers, is having a banner year. In the first four months of 2014, hotels in the United States situated near airports sold a collective 27.2 million rooms, a record, according to the hotel research company STR. For travelers and meeting planners, this means airport rooms are more expensive and can be harder to find. It also means that owners of airport hotel brands popular with business travelers are on a renovation binge, sprucing up rooms, restaurants, lobbies and meeting spaces.