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Trump’s Inauguration weekend, Women’s March set new hotel demand record

This past Inauguration weekend brought more hotel demand than the previous four Inauguration weekends

Women’s March on Washington also contributed to the high demand
Photo via Noam Galai/WireImage

Between last Thursday and Friday night, there were a total of 189,547 rooms booked in the D.C. area. Bisnow reported that this is the most demand the area has seen since 2000. UPDATE: Hotel bookings were up, of course, due to a massive protest after Trump's inauguration. No similar event took place the Saturday after Obama was sworn in.

This data comes from travel research firm STR, while the record-setting hotel demand is reportedly due to the 500,000-person Women’s March on Washington, according to Bisnow.

When it comes to the prices of these hotels, they skyrocketed by 927 percent, according to Trivago. In January 2016, the average nightly rate for a standard double room was $204. For Inauguration weekend, hotel rooms cost $2,071 per night on average.

Airbnb also saw a demand surge this past weekend, booking over 5,000 homes, a record number.

Graph via STR/Infogram/Bisnow

D.C. set a hotel demand record last weekend during Inauguration, Women’s March [Bisnow]

Airbnb has booked more than 5,000 homes for Inauguration weekend [Bisnow]

D.C.’s hotel rooms cost 927 percent more for Trump’s Inauguration weekend [Curbed DC]