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The unemployment rate in the accommodation sector remains 330% higher than the rest of the economy, according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association.
The convention business “will take a while before coming back,” said Robert Murdock, president of the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau. “It’s really all about safety right now, and getting the virus under control.”
“Stay in Washington, D.C. and do your job,” American Hotel & Lodging Association president and CEO Chip Rogers said.
Reopening on July 1, the 361-room/12-suite hotel is in the midst of rehiring most of the 150 employees it furloughed since closing on March 24.