Miami Boasts Highest Concentration of Luxury Hotel Accommodations

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A new study has determined the highest concentration of luxury hotel rooms around the country, and Miami tops the list.

The list was commissioned by USA Today and compiled by PKF Hospitality Research.

Miami weighed in with 19.8 percent of all rooms in the city classified as luxury rooms. The data came from Smith Travel Research, and Las Vegas was excluded from consideration because of the high concentration of casino hotels.

The remainder of the top five was comprised by New York (18%), West Palm Beach (17.9%), New Orleans (13.7%) and Phoenix (13.6).

San Francisco, San Diego, Orlando, Tuscon, Los Angeles and Tampa-St. Petersburg rounded out the top ten.

Florida was well represented with four entries into the top ten.

Robert Mandelbaum, who conducted the study, says math was on the side of smaller markets. Smaller cities like West Palm Beach and Tuscon made the list because they are smaller cities where a smaller number of rooms can represent a high percentage.

That same math worked against cities like Boston (9.6%), Chicago (8.9%)  and Washington D.C. (7.3%).

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Source: USA Today