In 2008, construction was completed on the 757-room Baltimore Hilton, a $305 million publicly-funded hotel spearheaded by Baltimore’s mayor at the time, Martin O’Malley. The hotel, in seven years of operation, has never turned a profit. The best year of operation saw a $2.9 million loss.
I looked at the website: $159 starting. Wow. Sounded great, so I went to booking, and couldn't find a single room at that rate. I don't think this is a place for lower income, retirees so public funding is supposed to bring in people who can spend money. But I guess no one wants to go to Baltimore where the police can't protect them.