After bottoming out from the effects of the pandemic in April 2020 and facing consistent challenges throughout 2020, Cleveland’s hospitality industry has been steadily recovering throughout 2021 and 2022. A full recovery is expected by 2024, led by strong leisure demand and the return of meeting and group demand.
Cincinnati’s workforce is set to return to pre-recessionary proportions by 2014, making the city’s economic recovery among the fastest in the Midwest. Cincinnati’s hotel industry has realized slower growth, though demand and ADR are trending upward.
Unemployment and office vacancy has been dropping in Columbus, the state capital and a major center for financial and healthcare services in Ohio. Hotel occupancy hit a record high in 2012, and average rates are gaining ground.