Sandy Springs attracted more out-of-town visitors this June than other areas.

A recent review of the Smith Travel Research Report revealed Sandy Springs’ hotel occupancy rate exceeds the national average by more than four percent.

In addition, the city’s near 66 percent occupancy rate supersedes the state average by more than 10 percent, as well as other jurisdictions like the City of Atlanta and counties including Cobb and DeKalb by at least 10 percent.

“This is a phenomenal statistic,” Mayor Eva Galambos said. “Sandy Springs Hospitality and Tourism began their destination marketing campaign in 2007, and we are leading the state and the nation in occupancy rate averages. It’s really great because we have known all along that there is so much to see and do in and around Sandy Springs. We are glad people are discovering it and deciding to take advantage of Sandy Springs.”

Hospitality and Tourism attributes their success to national and regional advertising, resulting in 19,343 guide requests in June. The staff also attended numerous trade shows and events since 2007.

“These favorable occupancy rates are a sign of healthy economic activity in Sandy Springs,” Galambos said. “The visitors bring revenues not just to the hotels and motels, but also to the restaurants in our area.”

For more information on Sandy Springs Hospitality and Tourism, call (770) 206-1447 or visit