Hotels Get A Boost Over Memorial Day Weekend

"There are definitely people out and about looking for things to do. There are tourists around town, which is great to see again," said Pier B General Manager John Driscoll.

DULUTH, Minn. – This Memorial Day weekend is giving hotels in Duluth a bit of a boost in business.

Hundreds of tourists and locals spent Memorial Day weekend exploring Canal Park, while others took a moment to honor fallen soldiers.

Memorial Day weekend is normally one of the busiest for hotels in Duluth such as Pier B.

But this year, Pier B’s general manager says they only hit about30% of what they were expecting this holiday weekend.

However, he says it shows promise as hotel occupancies have been low for several weeks.

“Compared to the previous four or five weeks, it has improved,” said General Manager John Driscoll. “There are definitely people out and about looking for things to do. There are tourists around town which is great to see again.”

Families say visiting Duluth is helping lift their spirits during these harder times.

“You don’t want the fear of what’s going on right now get to you. It is very understandable. It’s a very scary thing,” said Brittany Kellermann. “It is still important to not let that hold you back. You need to go out and you need to live your life.

Pier B is also looking to attract more tourists.

New this year, the hotel is also developing a new sports court, which is expected to open next month.

It will offer activities such as Pickleball and basketball.

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