North Carolina's hotel industry is rapidly growing. During the past four years the number of rooms increased by over 19,000, for a total of 125,000. Big-city convention centers create a strong demands for rooms, as does tourism in the mountains and along the coasts. New hotels also create more jobs, especially in the service areas. Kimbish discusses what amenities hotels like the Grove Park Inn in Asheville and Greensboro's O. Henry Hotel provide to keep their rooms filled.