DC hotels did better weekend business for Trump inaugural than Obama

Brooke Seipel | The Hill -- 

Washington, D.C., hotels saw better business over President Trump's inaugural weekend than they did for both of President Obama's inaugurations, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

According to a report by the data and analytics company that tracks hotel bookings, around 91,000 hotel rooms in the Washington, D.C., area were sold on Jan. 19, before Trump was sworn in. The average room rate was $346.78 a night.

The day before Obama's 2009 inauguration, roughly 72,000 hotel rooms were sold.

On the day of Trump's inauguration itself, even more hotel rooms were booked. Jan. 20 saw almost 100,000 hotel rooms sold and an average rate of $358.69 a night.

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