State of Alabama to build new hotel, conference center on Gulf Coast

BIRMINGHAM, Ala (WIAT) — The State of Alabama is using a portion of funds from the BP oil spill settlement to

The hotel’s construction comes after much debate and controversy concerning using settlement money to build it with.

Today, the development’s director says he is legally using funds to build the center, saying the money has been set aside from money a judge ruled could not be used to fund construction.

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