ATLANTA (CBS46) – If you tried to find a hotel room in Atlanta over Super Bowl weekend, you know just how booked hotels were across the area. It turns out, the occupancy rate for Super Bowl weekend was nearly a 100 percent increase from the year before.
According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, hotel occupancy in the city of Atlanta surged to 96 percent the weekend of Super Bowl LIII. The Atlanta CVB said that equated to a 94 percent increase from the same weekend in 2018.
Overall, from Friday, February 1 to Monday, February 4, the Super Bowl required 20,000 rooms on peak nights in the metro area. The NFL also secured 100 venues for Super Bowl-related events during the weekend. The CVB said the city welcomed approximately 150,000 visitors for the big game.