CHICAGO - Revenue and occupancy levels at the downtown St. Louis convention center hotel complex will continue to slide this year amid a deteriorating economic environment, bondholders who took ownership of the facilities last month were told in a recent consultants' report.

"National economic trends ... and competitive market fundamentals will create a very challenging operating environment for the hotel as the year progresses," consultant Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels told bondholders in a preliminary report issued earlier this month.

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