San Francisco Needs More Hotels, Planning Commission Hears

Law360, New York (August 1, 2013, 7:51 PM EDT) -- San Francisco's hotel market is bursting at the seams and desperately needs for new projects to be injected into the city's development pipeline, a travel lobbying group testified before the city's planning commission Thursday.

The city has recently lost a daily inbound European flight and is losing billions in potential tourism revenues due to the lack of hotel rooms, Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association, told commissioners. And as the city gears up for a $508 million expansion of its popular...
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