Saturday, June 19, 2010

Costa Mesa's declaration on immigrants almost costs hotel a conference - latimes.com

Costa Mesa's declaration on immigrants almost costs hotel a conference - latimes.com

Group reportedly inquired about canceling its Hilton reservation, but backed down after learning it would still have to pay $10,000. Business leaders are frustrated at the potential loss of revenue.

A representative from the California State Employees Assn. Retirees Inc. called the hotel's reservation department last week and asked about the financial ramifications should the board yank its reservations for a two-day meeting there in mid-August, the sources said.

The group was told it would be "100% responsible" for the 25 rooms over four nights, at about $8,400, and at least $2,000 for the food and beverages, Fitzgerald said.

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