LA tourism and hotels take serious hits from pandemic

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A number of residential hotels in the City of LA, such as the Madison Hotel in downtown, offer shelter for people who would otherwise be homeless. Photo by Amy Ta.

The pandemic has had a crushing effect on the tourism industry in Southern California and worldwide. Today, Greater LA looks closely at LA’s hotels, hearing about what hotel workers have had to deal with and about the successes and failures of Project Roomkey, the program to pay struggling hotels to house people experiencing homelessness.