Durango plans 6 new hotels to add up to 450 rooms to city
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Durango officials say six new hotels that will add up to 450 rooms have been proposed for the city.
The Durango Herald reports the Durango Area Tourism Office expects the new hotels will be supported by the area’s tourism industry that’s projected to continue growing.
Tourism director Frank Lockwood says an additional 7,500 to 30,000 people are expected to visit the Durango Welcome Center after it began selling tickets for Mesa Verde National Park tours.
Lockwood says the office is also working on an agreement with Sky Ute Casino Resort in nearby Ignacio to promote the casino as a destination for conferences. The office expects some people to stay in Durango while they attend conferences.
The Durango Planning Commission approved plans for two of the hotels last week.
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