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News from August 2018

Houston’s W Hotel Shouldn’t Come at Taxpayer Expense
By Urban Reform Staff

When one of Houston’s tourists or a traveling conventioneer checks into a fancy downtown hotel, it shouldn’t be the taxpayer who helps foot the bill. But all too often, those glittering lodgings are subsidized by the public. With proposals for a W Hotel on the drawing board, it is time for Houstonians to finally draw a line in the sand. Yes, Houston’s hotel stock is a critical factor for meetings and conventions in search of a host city. While there’s a justifiable argument for a W, it shouldn’t be confused with a public necessity.