A move to overturn a decision to spend £14m of council money on building a four star hotel in Blackpool has failed.
Coun Tony Williams, leader of the Conservatives on Blackpool Council, had called in the decision made by the ruling Labour executive.
But at a meeting last night, his call for a rethink was rejected.
It means the scheme to build a hotel on the site of St John’s Car Park in East Topping Street will go ahead.
The council will borrow around £11.3m, with the other £2.7m coming out of the existing development pot for the Talbot Gateway Central Business District.
It is expected the 130-bedroom hotel will be a Holiday Inn.
The council says Blackpool needs more high quality accommodation to meet business and conference demand, and its investment will be repaid through hotel profits.