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Marlborough’s hospitality industry grows

THE METRO WEST DAILY NEWS – Less than a year after the Marlborough Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) revived the Marlborough Restaurant Association (MRA), the city’s hospitality industry is showing signs of growth. The city’s hotel room revenue jumped by 23.5 percent from $26,588,746 in 2010, to $32,833,262 in 2012, the MEDC revealed at an MRA-hosted dinner this week. Room revenue also increased year on year by 2.4 percent in 2012 from $32,061,756 in 2011. The total revenue from meals generated by hotel guests grew by more than 19 percent in 2012 compared to 2010, and 10.5 percent year on year compared to 2011. The average check per person also rose to $21 in 2012, from $19 in 2011 and $18 in 2010.

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