The one complaint we hear most often from our guests is that hotel rates are a wee bit high during Market week. (well, okay, most say something a good bit more than “wee bit”). Much as we wish we could bring those rates down – and much as we’ve tried – hotel rates everywhere are a function of supply and demand. Peak rates always happen at times of peak demand – and around here, demand goes through the roof during Market Week.
Except this year. Since we’ve extended Market out to nine days and are assigning primary attendance periods by region to limit capacity, and since some people are limiting travel right now, demand is down. And rates are down, too.
“These are the lowest hotel rates I’ve ever seen for Market,” says Lee Allen, president of Travel Quest, Inc., our official Market concierge and the unofficial world’s leading expert on High Point area hotels. “The hoteliers have relaxed their minimum night stays, too.” So, if you’ve ever wanted to say, scoot up to Market for just a night or two, this year offers your best opportunity to make that dream come true.
Two rumors: One – no private home rentals – not true; the other – best Market Week hotel rates since hotels were invented – true. Both are nothing but good news for the Fall 2020 High Point Market-goer. And who couldn’t use a little good news right now?