Written by Larry Dietz, CCIM, Associate Broker at Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate

The Hilton Capitol Center hotel…The Indigo…Hampton Inn… Holiday Inn Express (under construction)…

Ten years ago, staying in a downtown Baton Rouge hotel was a somewhat formidable challenge. Today, Baton Rouge is close to having 1,000+ rooms available, always a key goal in the on-going-development of downtown Baton Rouge. Hotels are a major revenue generator for any community attracting conventions, business, tourism etc.

In addition to the above, there is the up-coming 147 room Courtyard Marriott  and local developer Mike Wampold is still planning the re-development of the old state office building at 150 N. Third St.

As the accompanying article will attest to, the hotel industry is booming nationally and Baton Rouge is definitely part of that growth.

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Larry Dietz, an associate broker with Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate, has over 30 years of Sales, Marketing and Public Relations experience.  He is a Designee member of the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute (CCIM) and CCIM Louisiana Chapter; a member of the Commercial Investment Division of the Greater Baton Rouge Board of REALTORS® (CID); as well as an affiliate member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).  He is a licensed real estate broker in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate is a member of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce (BRAC); the West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce; the Baton Rouge Better Business Bureau; the Louisiana Commercial Data Base (LACDB); and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Several agents, on an individual basis, are members of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR), the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute (CCIM); the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR); and the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS® Commercial Investment Division (CID).