Main Street Minute: Hotel occupancy rates rise in Scottsdale
KTAR’s Main Street Minute focuses on local businesses that are hiring, opening and hosting events across the community. Stories air each weekday on KTAR at 7:27 a.m.
• Hotel occupancy rates in Scottsdale were at 70 percent in October, up slightly from a year ago, according to research firm STR. Meanwhile, average daily room rates jumped nearly 6 percent to $200 while revenue also climbed 6 percent. Scottsdale has outpaced the national average for hotel growth in both rate and revenue.
• A popular healthy-Mediterranean restaurant is getting a face-lift. The Phoenix Business Journal reports Zoe’s Kitchen near 16th Street and Camelback Road has temporarily closed for a remodel that’s expected to be completed mid-December. The eatery will reopen with an expanded menu, shaded patio and other upgrades.
• The Paradise Valley Unified School District is holding a job fair Tuesday. The event runs from 8 a.m. until noon at the district’s administrative center near 32nd Street and Greenway Road. There are openings for bus drivers, crossing guards, clerks, child care associates, maintenance technicians and more.
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