Whoever said, “the only thing that is constant is change” obviously had nothing to do with building a convention hotel in Salt Lake City.
I wrote my first column on the perceived need for such a thing 23 years ago. We’re still waiting for dirt to be turned, and conventions are still telling Visit Utah, the county-supported convention and visitors’ bureau, they would love to come but they don’t want their delegates spread around the city in lots of different hotels.
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Jay Evensen is the Senior Editorial Columnist of the Deseret News. He has nearly 40 years experience as a reporter, editor and editorial writer in Oklahoma, New York City, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. He also has been an adjunct journalism professor at Brigham Young and Weber State universities.