Wednesday, December 17, 2008

It's Official...

San Francisco Hotels voted in a Tourism Improvement District plan yesterday at the Board of Supervisors Meeting. Therefore, effective January 1, 2009, there will be a Tourism District Assessment that hotels will pass on to guests that is based on room charges that will generate millions of dollars to add to the promised City funds over the next 10 years for the repairs, improvements and expansion of the Moscone Convention Center in addition to the sales and marketing efforts of the Visitors and Convention Bureau.

Visitors to downtown San Francisco, beginning in 2009, should expect to pay 1.5% of guest room charges as an assessment fee in addition to the 14% occupancy tax. Hotels in the West Side and far South of the City will be assessed 1% of room charges.

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