Recovery from the global pandemic has been a long and tenuous process for cities across the country. Indy bounced back faster than most, starting with hosting the entirety of March Madness and then safely hosting a mix of events that relocated from other cities. The result was Indy outperforming every U.S. city for group occupany in 2021. The coming year got off to a quick start with the College Football Playoff Championship in January and a group calendar packed with returning favorites and new business. Beyond that, development in the pipeline promises increased capacity and allure for future convention and leisure travelers.