The Metro Council and Portland Development Commission voted to approve pursuing a deal to build a Hyatt Hotel at the Oregon Convention Center.
Union carpenters told Metro they're interested in the potential jobs. Hotel workers also spoke in favor but emphasized that Hyatt needs to sign a labor peace agreement.
Several people questioned the level of public subsidy for what would be a corporate-owned hotel. Metro councilors said they’re weighing the amount of subsidy against the level of public benefit.
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