Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau President Josh Schamberger voiced thoughts on the growing hotel market in the Iowa City area community. He says, "Many area leaders and citizens have been inquiring about all of this planned new hotel inventory. Is there a need for it? What will it mean for existing hotels? One just has to look around town to see that our community is currently experiencing unprecedented hotel growth. Within the next 26 months, an additional 962 rooms in nine hotels will be added to our area hotel market, an increase of more than a third of our current inventory. It’s a pretty safe bet that there is no other community in the region seeing this type of development. While the local hotel market remains strong and has demonstrated itself to be a bit recession proof over the years, this amount of growth is also worrisome."
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