Revelers Booked 3 Months Ahead to Celebrate NYE 2015 in NYC
According to NYC & Company, the City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, the annual ball drop in New York City’s Times Square will attract over a million people. Some make it a tradition to attend every year and some consider the ball drop at the world’s most famous NYE destination an item on their bucket list. But one thing’s for sure, after the kisses and the confetti, and all the bars close down, most revelers will head to their hotel rooms. And it’s a tough night to find a room in the City if you don’t already have one. As a matter of fact, the average Book-to-Stay time for hotel stays on December 31 in New York City is 90 days — that’s over 30% longer than for the rest of the year and seven days longer than the rest of the holiday season which averages about 83 days advance booking.
That means people are booking hotel rooms further out than the rest of the year to make sure they have a place to crash on New Year’s Eve. Some of local drive markets for NYC are booking even longer — Baltimore averages 116 days. Washington and Alexandria are 75 and 61 days, respectively. Philly’s procrastinators wait until just 49 days out to book their NYC stays for the New Year.
Average Book-to-Stay Statistics for New York City
How Far Ahead Do Travelers Book Hotel Rooms
- 2014 Overall – 68 days
- Month of December – 83 days
New Year’s Eve Book-to-Stay Statistics for New York City
How Far Ahead Do Markets Book Hotel Rooms
- Overall U.S. to NYC – 90 days
- Baltimore to NYC – 116 days
- Washington DC to NYC – 75 days
- Alexandria to NYC – 61 days
- Philadelphia to NYC – 49 days
Overall, December has the highest Book-to-Stay window for NYC. The holiday season is the most exciting time of the year for the City, drawing tourism from all over the world. Travelers were wise to book as early as they did to get a room with the view.
Enjoy one of the world’s most spectacular New Year’s celebrations in Times Square.
Happy New Year!