Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT)

December 2016 update: A city Visitor Impact Taskforce has begun meeting to “Study the impact of tourism on City infrastructure, services, and facilities, and investigate opportunities to offset those impacts.by using Hotel Occupancy Tax revenues; Review of current uses of Hotel Occupancy Taxes and the impact of those activities and expenditures on tourism in the City; … Make recommendations to the City Council about how to best utilize all hotel occupancy revenue to impact tourism by April 1, 2017.”

The city’s hotel occupancy tax revenue currently only goes to:

  • 15% Cultural Arts Fund
  • 20.7% Tourism/Promotion Fund
  • 64.3% Convention Center Capital Improvement Project Fund

According to data from Texas Comptroller’s Office, hotels and motels in the North Lamar/Georgian Acres planning areas provide almost 1300 rooms, and contribute well over $1.5 million in taxes to the city each year, as well as $1 million to the state.

In October 2016, the most recent month for which data is available, North Lamar/Georgian Acres generated:
Total occupancy receipts – $1,619,613
Texas state tax (6% of taxable receipts) – $94,197
Austin city tax (9% of taxable receipts) – $141,296 (annualized $1,695,547)

Total Occupancy Receipts
University Inn (7800 N IH 35) – closed
Motel 6 (8010 N IH 35) – $173,729
Super 8 Motel (8128 N IH 35) – $196,123
Red Roof Inn (8210 N IH 35) – $191,476
Austin Suites (8300 N IH 35) – no report
Holiday Inn Express (8500 N IH 35) – $249,199
Austin Village Motor Inn (601 Middle Ln) – $29,596 (taxable $12,904)
Economy Inn (700 Middle Ln) – $11,219
Budget Inn (9106 N IH 35) – $103,376 (taxable $65,641)
Budget Motel (9220 N IH 35) – $122,266 (taxable $42,219)
Motel 6 (9420 N IH 35) – $236,568

Best Western Atrium North (7928 Gessner Dr) – $94,024

Intown Suites (9900 N Lamar) – $161,097 (taxable $41,210)

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The North Lamar/Georgian Acres neighborhood is a diverse and connected mixed-use area bounded by 183, North Lamar, Braker, and I-35. The "North Lamar/Georgian Acres contact team" (NLCT) works to achieve our vision of a safe healthy neighborhood for residents, property owners, and businesses.
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  1. Pingback: How can tourism help our neighborhood? / ¿Cómo puede el turismo ayudar a nuestro vecindario? | North Lamar/Georgian Acres neighborhoods

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