MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hotel rates in Minneapolis are reaching record heights as the upcoming Ryder Cup weekend approaches. That determination is according to a recent survey conducted by ChicagoHotels.org.
According to the survey, less than 20% of hotels in Central Minneapolis are still offering available rooms for the Cup weekend spanning September 29 to October 2, 2016. On average, those few that are still posting vacancies are increasing their rates by an average of 125% over their regular rates.
For the cheapest available double room rated at least three stars, a golf fan will have to spend around $300 per night to attend the golf competition. According to Diane Muller from ChicagoHotels.org, "Hotel rates in Minneapolis have probably never before reached these levels in the history of the city.” She predicts, however, “When Minneapolis plays host to the Super Bowl in 2018, Ryder Cup rates will be easily topped.”
Even venturing out to St. Paul or Bloomington in the environs of the Minneapolis International Airport won’t give golf fans much of a cost break. Average rate increases in these two Minnesota locales are running 129% and 137%, respectively. Not surprisingly, even bigger rate hikes are occurring just around the Hazeltine Golf Club in Chaska, where the Ryder Cup is being held. There, some hotels are more than quadrupling their rates.
For more affordable rooms, a visiting Ryder Cup attendee will have to drive to Mankato, located roughly one hour from the Hazeltine Golf Club. In this home town of Minnesota State University, rooms can still be found for around $100 per night.
For the full results of the survey, check http://www.chicagohotels.org/press/ryder-cup-2016.html