occupancy occupancy  /ˈɑkjə pən si/


  1. (n) an act of being a tenant or occupant
  2. (n) the act of occupying or taking possession of a building


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  1. To ease your inevitable pain, the San Francisco-based hotel chain Joie de Vivre will pay guests' occupancy taxes at any of its 30 hotels in California through April 15.
  2. The hotels, led by Wynn Resorts boss Steve Wynn, slashed room prices to increase occupancy rates to 82% from a low of 72%.
  3. Trouble is, about 3,500 of those windows have cracked, and some of them have even fallen off the building, delaying occupancy for months.


  1. Four Abilene head shops found without certificates of occupancy, forced to close

    Four local head shops were forced to shut down after Abilene city officials discovered the owners never obtained certificates of occupancy.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: KTXS Abilene

  2. Chicago hotels record near-record occupancy

    Chicago hotels continue to enjoy near-record occupancy, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel says it's a positive sign tourism is up in the nation's third-largest city. Emanuel and the tourism office Choose Chicago ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Use and Occupancy Tax Hike Dead

    Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez said she would not call for a vote on her bill to increase the business Use and Occupancy tax during Thursday s final Council meeting before the summer recess.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Philly.com

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