Let me ask you something.
You're a big proponent of baseball and the stadium and you "argue" that the "industry pros" did the study that said the stadium will be successful - right?
OK. Suppose, if you will that YOU are the guy doing the Hotel study.
You find the following facts:
There's NO room shortage in the down town area.
And within 5 miles you have other hotels that can take up the slack anyway.
The new CC isn't attracting over night guests as well as it should.
Convention attendance is down and has been for years.
There's another "Hilton" licensed hotel providing direct competition.
The ball park issue is far from settled, and is a "local" event to begin with.
Myrtle Beach had a good year but not great, and their CC is under utilized.
Local beach towns also had a good year
You see all of this and you realize the main draw in this area are the beaches, golf, fishing and fun things associated with vacations but not work or professional organizations. Not downtown, but in the outlying communities.
If your job depended on it - your livelyhood.
Would you recommend to your company they spend $25M on a hotel next to the convention center?
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