by Sarah J.F. Braley | February 01, 2018

According to STR, the global hospitality research company, 2017 was a record year for the U.S. hotel industry, with upticks seen across the board in occupancy, average daily rate and revenue per available room. "The industry outperformed projections and reached record-breaking levels," said Amanda Hite, president and CEO of STR. "Late-year demand growth, which was no doubt boosted by post-hurricane business in Houston and several major Florida markets, pushed well past a healthy influx of new rooms entering the marketplace." Below are the numbers for some of the top markets.