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Hotel Business in Houston Has Room to Grow

More than 13 million people visited Greater Houston in 2012. (That’s the most recent data available from the Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau). And many of those visitors, when they were here, stayed in one of the area’s approximately 700,000 hotel rooms. And yet, there could be room for more hotels in Greater Houston. We […]

More than 13 million people visited Greater Houston in 2012. (That’s the most recent data available from the Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau). And many of those visitors, when they were here, stayed in one of the area's approximately 700,000 hotel rooms. And yet, there could be room for more hotels in Greater Houston.

We explore the current state of the Houston hotel industry and the challenges and opportunities facing hotel managers and their staffs.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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