City officials want to charge a one percent sales tax to customers of The Marriott Hotel in downtown Kansas City in order to finance renovations to the hotel.
Officials think increasing the number of hotel rooms available near Bartle Hall Convention Center will turn downtown Kansas City into a hotspot for conventions. They say that could turn into a big source of revenue for the city.
So the sales tax would fund roughly half of the more than $30 million the Marriott Hotel needs for conventions. Eighty percent of the additions funded by the renovations would be reserved for convention attendees.
It will be voted on by the city council on Oct. 6.