Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority chairman Gregory J. Fox Wednesday announced a new spirit of cooperation and communication among all stakeholders in the center, in response to a letter by the city's hoteliers' group that blamed labor costs for disappointing bookings of group events.
"It's important to emphasize we are all on the same team — the board members, hotels, laborers, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau," Fox said at a meeting of the authority's board packed with representatives of the various factions. "We have a challenge, but one that is not insurmountable."
In a recent letter to the 15-member board, the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association harshly criticized the slow pace of bookings at the newly expanded Convention Center, attributing it mainly to high labor costs and less-than-pleasant experiences by large groups that gathered there last year.
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Courtesy of philly.com