Apr 28, 2024 - News

Stat du jour: 20,000 room nights

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Charlotte Convention Center. Photo: Katie Peralta Soloff/Axios

The United Methodist Church is holding its General Conference in Uptown now through May 3. It's brought in nearly 5,000 visitors — including delegates, official attendees and the public, according to Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority.

  • This citywide convention is using 11 hotels in Uptown.
  • CRVA expects the conference to use more than 22,000 room nights across those hotels.

The big picture: United Methodist leaders in Charlotte last week voted on steps that could end the church's ban on LGBTQ+ clergy and same-sex weddings, NPR reported.

  • This General Conference was supposed to take place in 2020, but was delayed because of the pandemic.

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