In Anchorage, Alaska, voters have approved a hotel room tax hike to 12 percent from 8 percent to fund construction and operation of a new 193,000-square-foot, $93 million downtown convention center. The center will have roughly 93,000 square feet of exhibit and meeting space for up to 5,000 delegates. Opening is slated for September 2009. Ocean Walk Village (www.oceanwalkvillage.com), a massive redevelopment project opening in phases in Daytona Beach, Fla., offers more than 1,300 oceanside ...

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