Mayor Bell feeling positive over hotel plans

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham Mayor William Bell says building a new 4-star hotel near the BJCC will give the area a big boost.

Tuesday night, the BJCC Board gave its approval for plans to build a Westin hotel.

As part of the plan, the city council has to pass a more than 3% increase in the lodging tax. That vote could come next week.

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