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Trending Up, Make Your Voice Heard,
For those wanting some positive news and that glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, allow me to share the latest information from our sales team. After a few difficult months, we enjoyed some solid wins in June, including the booking of 26 groups, 15 of which are for this fall and 2021. These confirmed groups include both single hotel groups and large conventions, such as the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics for 2023 and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for 2025.
What’s more, through the first half of 2020, we have booked a total of 55,355 net room nights, taking into account new bookings minus the cancelled meetings, conventions and events, of course. In addition, lead generation has picked up, an indicator that positive developments are on the horizon following the dearth of good news we’ve all endured since mid-March.
With the winter season ending so abruptly and with everything else going on, you may have missed the discussions, planning and suggested options on the table for mitigating traffic in Little Cottonwood Canyon, something that is critically important to locals and visitors alike and will have a definite impact on all stakeholders for decades to come. Here is a link to the project’s website that includes the proposed options (with the caveat there are actually two gondola options). I strongly hope and encourage you to offer input as to the option you feel most viable, noting the deadline to submit public comment is this Friday, July 10.
Finally, I cannot express enough gratitude for the leadership at Salt Lake County, from Mayor Wilson on down the line, for their collective and decisive actions in helping flatten the curve to prevent our medical facilities from being overrun, including mandating masks in all public locations.
Stay safe and we will get through this, together!