Honky-tonks are elbow-to-elbow on weekend nights again and traffic is back to being a headache.
But hotels haven’t enjoyed the same rushed return to normal business as other sectors of Nashville’s economy.
Tourism continues to thrive, with vacation travel as busy as ever. Convention and business meeting bookings, meanwhile, are slowly inching their way back.
“Downtown Nashville relies very heavily on conventions and conferences, which have been slower to return than leisure travelers,” said Chelsea McCready, senior director of hospitality analytics at CoStar Group. “Leisure travel to Nashville has been fully recovered since last spring.”
McCready noted Music City Center