Hotel Biz Ramps Up Around Black Friday

It was the night before Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, and hotels started noticing a quirky phenomenon, reports USA Today.

People stuffed with turkey and pumpkin pie were walking into their lobbies to book rooms for Thanksgiving night.

Call it Black Friday shopping – to the extreme.

Instead of waking up early to drive in the dark to the mall, shoppers are staying at nearby hotels so they can be right by the action when stores open in the wee hours of the morning on the Friday after Thanksgiving..

Hotels, particularly those located near malls and shopping centers, say they see a marked boost in Thanksgiving bookings – many from people who say they are staying for one reason: to shop Black Friday.

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