When the city’s downtown hotel occupancy is set to resume on March 4, it will be at a lower rate than it was when the city shut down its downtown hotel system last year, according to the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The bureau says hotel occupancy rates in downtown Nashville will remain about the same as they were at the beginning of February.
The convention and visitor bureau has not released the exact number of hotel rooms that are being used by convention and visitors this year.
The occupancy rate at the downtown Nashville Convention Center is projected to be about 2,200 rooms, down from 2,500 during the first half of last year.
This means the occupancy rate will be down from the 6,000-room capacity of the downtown downtown hotel during the peak of the Downtown Nashville Convention Centers shut down.
The downtown convention center is expected to open in March, but hotel occupancy may not start until at least mid-April.
The city says the downtown hotel will be open for about a month to allow hotel guests to adjust to their new surroundings.
The Downtown Nashville Hotel will be used primarily for convention and events that will take place downtown during the week and daytime in the evenings.
It will be available for guests to stay for three days for $10, a savings of about $3, the bureau said.
The remaining days of the week will be reserved for other events and events.
The Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau says the Downtown Convention Center’s capacity is now about 6,500 rooms, which means the downtown hotels occupancy rate has been lowered from the 4,000 to 2,000 rate.
The hotel occupancy rate is currently at about 3,400 rooms per night, and the bureau says that the hotel occupancy can be expected to decrease by more than 80 percent over the next three months.
It is not known whether the Downtown hotel occupancy will continue to drop.
This is an update from our Nashville affiliate, WKRN-TV.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.