Past Events

Back by popular demand: Getting the Police to respond to your property is challenging. But once the Police do arrive, it can be confusing and difficult to get them to take action.

We discussed some strategies and legal points to help get action from the Police. Todd Seiders with Petra Risk Solutions clarified trespassing and the citizen’s arrest requirements and procedures, so you can make better decisions on bad guest behavior.

2024 Hotel Economic Forecast Luncheon
September 14, 2023

For the better part of 2022 through 2023, the hotel industry has been in a steady state of recovery – does this mean we are back to normal? After the past couple of years, do we even know what normal leisure, business and international travel looks like?  If not, how do we budget for next year?

SDCLA hosted the 2nd Annual Hotel Economic Forecast on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter.

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2023 Hotel Economic Forecast Luncheon
November 10, 2022

2022 has been a year of steady recovery for the hotel industry. Hospitality and tourism, as a whole, has benefitted from pent-up demand in both leisure and in-person business travel throughout the year. How will we fare in 2023? SDCLA hosted the Inaugural 2023 Hotel Economic Forecast on Thursday, November 10, 2022, at the Handlery Hotel in Mission Valley.

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Getting audited by the city on TOT?
Webinar hosted October 26, 2022

Getting audited for taxes can be one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through. For a hotel, this involves taking time and resources away from actually running your hotel and compiling records spanning several years. While we cannot completely take away the stress, we can alleviate some of it by exposing you to professionals with experience on what to expect.

Mitchell Bryk, a noted tax consultant specializing in hotel-related transactions, will go over the current efforts by municipalities to collect Transient Occupancy Taxes from reservations booked through Online Travel Companies (OTCs). He covers the audit process, applicable contracts, legislation & litigation, terminology, rate parity and the OTC addendum, as well as several San Diego specifics.

Presentation Slides

City of SD Definition of Rent

Transient Occupancy Supreme Court Case

Hotel Letter – Tax Return

OTC Addendum Sample

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