By Pat Loeb
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Delegates to the 2016 Democratic National Convention are expected to fill close to 14-thousand Philadelphia area hotel rooms. Planners are here this week to inspect what’s available.
Convention and Visitors bureau vice president Julie Graham says an inspection team will be visiting 56 hotels, to help them match delegates with accommodations.
Graham said “It will exceed what we have downtown but it’s a good problem to have.”
It will take the team 30 days to look at everyplace.
“We will definitely use all our hotels, river to river.” Said Graham, “We’re also going to reach out to the airport hotels because obviously their proximity to the convention complex, which will be Wells Fargo. We’ll also go out to the Valley Forge area and also on City Line Avenue so it will definitely be a regional effort.”
Past convention host cities have reported occupancy rates of about 90 percent.