Almost 50% of State Hotels/Motels Could Close in 2021

Nearly half of Wisconsin hotels are at risk of closing. A recent internal survey by the Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association shows a staggering 47-percent of Wisconsin hotels and motels could be forced to close in the next year without government loans or grants. More than half of hotel staff in Wisconsin are furloughed or laid off in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some hotels are adjusting by promoting private workspaces available to rent — as an alternative to working from home.-