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Old Posted Sep 20, 2019, 2:52 AM
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Originally Posted by iheartphilly View Post
For very large conventions that bring people in from all over the US, having hotel rooms within walking distance to the Convention Center is key. I'm curious what that hotel count is in the vicinity of the Convention Center. I would think hotelier would need to do some math and figure if it was in there interest to build one next to the convention center and if developers would be pitching or thinking of the same by bring in a hotelier as part of their growth plan.
The W/Element will have ~750 rooms coming on line soon. This is about half the Marriot. I read somewhere that this was key to booking some of the new larger conventions. So there is some progress, but room for a good deal more. As you say.
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