Los Angeles hotel fee for tourism promotion has hoteliers' support

08/5/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

While hoteliers often scoff at the suggestion of fees added to their rates, a measure to add a 1.5% assessment to hotel bills to generate money for the promotion of Los Angeles as a tourist destination has the support of some owners. The city already levies a 14% transient occupancy tax on hotel guests, and the additional 1.5% would only be levied on guests at the 192 hotels in the city with more than 50 guest rooms. The levy would generate an estimated $10 million to $11 million annually, but the proposal still needs the approval of the City Council.

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