Critics of a proposal to build a 250-room hotel and conference center on the University of California at Los Angeles campus challenged its tax-exempt status in court saying the project would not be financially viable if it paid all the federal and local taxes required of commercial hotels, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The suit filed by Save Westwood Village and others on April 4 argues that the UCLA guesthouses and visitor centers already break laws by not charging overnight guests occupancy taxes, posing unfair competition to privately owned hotels.

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