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More than $700K in requested Myrtle Beach accommodation tax funds rejected by City Council | Myrtle Beach News

MYRTLE BEACH — The city of Myrtle Beach received requests from 31 applicants who wanted a share of approximately $5.2 million Myrtle Beach has from its annual accommodation tax — although $716,500 in requested funds by tourism and arts organizations were not granted by the Myrtle Beach City Council.

The council recently allocated 65 percent of the tax funds between those applicants and related tourism needs, with some applicants receiving thousands less than requested.

Nearly 100 percent of the requests made by the city were approved, representing 90.1 percent of the available $5.2 million.

“We always receive more requests for

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Hottest hotels and renos in the Magic City

The pandemic didn’t stop Miami. The Magic City used the down time to build, renovate and debut its hottest hotels. Check them out below.

915 Washington Ave.

It’s always spring break at the Moxy, Marriott’s youthful, frisky brand. Here in South Beach, however, the company welcomes its first resort — complete with six dining/drinking venues, two pools and an outdoor fitness center — just two blocks from the Atlantic on a stretch of the Art Deco Cultural District that’s in the midst of a mini-Renaissance.

Check into one of the 202 Rockwell Group-designed guest rooms, inspired by the overnight ferry

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Virginia Beach Sports Center drawing visitors to city hotels

Nancy Hellman, the Interim Director of the Virginia Beach Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, said the Sports Center has led to about 13,000 nighttime bookings.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Despite the pandemic, hotels at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront were getting more people through their doors in the first few months of 2021.

City leaders said the new sports center has a lot to do with it.

Even during a global pandemic, sporting events inside the new Virginia Beach Sports Center are going strong.

Nancy Hellman, the Interim Director of the Virginia Beach Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, is overseeing the 285,000 square-foot

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HVS Market Pulse: Panama City Beach, Florida

Once an old-school beach destination peppered with mom & pop motels, softened zoning restrictions welcomed high-rise condominium towers in the early 2000s, transforming the area into a collegiate Spring Break haven. The mid-2010s hailed the entrance of a new marketing strategy and the area’s first nationally branded hotels, in addition to legislation prohibiting alcohol consumption on the beaches, once more evolving the market identity to one of a family-friendly destination. It was also during these years that the market bore witness to the housing bubble burst and economic downturn of the Great Recession, the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, and Hurricane

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