NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Orleans is the most expensive U.S. destination in which to spend New Year's Eve, according to a new survey from TravelMag.com. The survey compared 30 major destinations in the United States based on the cost of their lodging on December 31.
For each destination, the survey established the minimum amount visitors will have to spend on
December 31 to stay overnight in a double room. Only such hotels rated 3 stars or higher and those located close to the city center were considered.
New Orleans tops the list with a rate of $359 for the most affordable room. That figure is over 300% more than what the least expensive room would normally cost. According to Barbara Adams from TravelMag.com, "Hotels in New Orleans are close to being sold out for New Year's Eve and most hotels that still have availability are requiring guests to stay at least two or three nights."
Only slightly less expensive is Atlantic City, where a room on New Year's Eve will cost $350. The New Jersey resort city boasts the biggest rate increase among all destinations, because in general visitors can find a room there for less than $100 per night.
The following table shows the 10 most expensive destinations in the United States for New Year's Eve. The rates shown reflect the price for the cheapest available double room (minimum: 3-star hotel) on December 31. A comparison with regular rates is added, which reflects rates for the least expensive double room the following week (January 7–8, 2015).
- New Orleans $359 (+ 302%)
- Atlantic City $350 (+ 586%)
- New York City $345 (+287%)
- Miami Beach $313 (+ 144%)
- Honolulu $284 (+ 162%)
- Nashville $284 (+ 167%)
- Denver $269 (+ 108%)
- Las Vegas $249 (+ 117%)
- Savannah $223 (+ 153%)
- Los Angeles $209 (+ 36%)
For the full rankings of the survey, visit http://www.travelmag.com/articles/new-years-eve-2014/
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