Baltimore City Council

Hotel industry, Airbnb-style hosts clash as Baltimore City Council considers new regulations

Hotel industry, Airbnb-style hosts clash as Baltimore City Council considers new regulations

Dozens of people who host guests in Airbnb-style properties urged the Baltimore City Council Thursday to amend a bill that would impose new regulations and taxes on short-term rentals that hotel owners say have been unfairly exempt from the oversight applied to their businesses.

The hearing pitted the interests of traditional bed-and-breakfasts and hotels against those of hosts who are increasingly renting out spare rooms in their homes — or even their...

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