PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- Hotels in Providence saw in increase in occupancy in 2012, increasing 3% from 2011.
According to the Providence-Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau, the average occupancy was up to 68%, which was enough to beat both the national (61%) and New England (62%) occupancy averages.
Bureau President and CEO Martha Sheridan said she's pleased with the numbers and optimistic about this year. Officials say Providence has been successful in attracting large conventions and events recently, including the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority's regional conference, which brought 2,500 to the capital city.
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