Visitors will pay a special 2 percent tax when purchasing rooms and other goods at the Drury Plaza Hotel when it opens after extensive renovations. That money will be channeled to developers to pay for renovations at the hotel.
Wichita City Council members today voted 6-1 in favor of allowing the extra tax at the hotel, formerly known as the Broadview Hotel. Council member Jim Skelton opposed it after hearing that the hotel developers wouldn’t necessarily need that incentive to complete the project. (more…)