Nonunion convention hotels said to cost Philadelphia major conventions

09/7/2010 | Philadelphia Inquirer, The

Philadelphia is losing as much as $30 million a year in convention business from labor-union groups because the two largest hotels that are closest to the city's convention center, the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown and Loews Philadelphia, are nonunion, according to a Convention and Visitors Bureau official. If the hotels supported unions, the city could have the potential to attract one or two citywide labor-union conventions a year, with delegates spending $15 million to $18 million per convention, the official said.

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