Early Signs of a Hotel Rebound – New York Times

The hotel industry in the United States appears to be rebounding this summer, mainly because of strengthening business travel. Travelers should not count on last-minute availability. So far the biggest beneficiary is New York, though other cities on the East Coast are starting to report gains as well. And the upscale, full-service hotels that have long been favored by business travelers have benefited more from the upturn in demand than the midlevel brands, industry analysts say.