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Salt Lake County convention hotel: Suite deal or sour pill?

(Salt Lake Tribune) Looking for a suite deal, Salt Lake County?

More than a dozen U.S. cities already have, hoping to capture conference-goers -- and their cash -- by building high-rise headquarters hotels in the hearts of their convention districts.

These massive Marriotts, Hiltons and Hyatts are redefining the convention industry as cities from San Diego to Boston now lean on these 700- to 1,700-room accommodations as selling points for large-scale gatherings -- a trend that has reached eight of the 10 markets that Salt Lake County considers direct competitors.

And most of the time, local governments helped pay for them.

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