The occupancy rate in Detroit hotels has risen to 54.8% as of August, according to data from STR, up from 47% for all of 2009. The rebound in occupancy is a welcome development, but it's not enough to ensure all Detroit hotels survive. The city's new casino hotels and the Westin Book Cadillac, which was recently renovated, are expected to come out ahead, according to industry analysts. Meanwhile, some hotels are closing or have already shut down, and suburban properties appear especially vulnerable.
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