Boulder tops region’s lodging occupancy rates for August

Lodgers along the U.S. Highway 36 corridor recorded an 87.3 occupancy rate during August, producing the best performance among cities and areas in Northern Colorado and the Boulder Valley tracked by the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association.

The association’s Rocky Mountain Lodging Report released Thursday revealed the occupancy rate in Boulder for August was 87 percent, followed by Loveland, 85.3 percent; Estes Park, 82.9 percent; Fort Collins, 79.8 percent; and Greeley, 73.5 percent.

Of the state’s 1.6 million rooms, 79.2 percent were rented each night on average, at an average daily rate of $147, according to the report. Year to date, lodgers have experienced a 70.9 percent occupancy rate.

The U.S. Highway 36 corridor from Interstate 25 to Boulder has 2,458 rooms. The average daily rate for rooms rented was $130.

Number of rooms and average daily rates during August for the following cities were:

Boulder: 1,708, $184;

Estes Park: 1,100, $198;

Fort Collins: 1,511, $126;

Loveland: 867, $134;

Greeley: 573, $117.