Council approves hotel fee

July 18, 2013 • Local News

Hotel and motel guests will pay slightly more to spend the night in Roswell starting Nov. 1, City Councilors voted Thursday.

The passage of a new Convention Center Fee, which will cost lodgers an extra $2.50 a night, is expected to raise an estimated $500,000 to help pay for a remodeled or new convention center in the future.

However, the city has yet to draw plans for the new building.

The fee generated opposition from the Roswell Hospitality Association, but several councilors stood by their decision to impose the fee.

Monica Gomez, director of sales at Holiday Inn Express, spoke for the Roswell Hospitality Association.

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