The Berkshires ‘Hotel Wars’: How many is too many?

Research indicates there are about 4,265 hotel rooms in Berkshire County and that over the course of the entire year, the occupancy rate averages about 50 percent.
— Laurie Klefos, executive vice president of 1Berkshire

“We are beyond saturation at this point, but we had planned this awhile ago and will have to work to get the business.”

— Joe Toole, hotel entrepreneur, commenting during the opening of his 89-room Marriott Courtyard in Lenox.