Plans have been approved for five brand-name hotels to be developed in Troy, which would lead the area's hotel market to grow by about 550 new rooms and 20%, according to The Detroit Free Press.
Due to a low occupancy rate in the area, some are skeptical of the hotel plans. But developers are optimistic because of the success of new, fresh hotels versus old ones.
The plans include development of a Holiday Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Hilton Garden Inn, among others.
The upcoming year is slated to see improvements in hospitality hiring overall, according to the Hotel Business Review. Refinancing, an increase in international travelers and a renewed focus on hotel marketing are all expected to aid in the enhancement of the hospitality hiring sector.
Restaurant hospitality hiring, particularly restaurant managers and food and beverage administration, has seen a sharp increase in demand for talent, according to a report by OnTargetJobs.