Alamodome officials used City-owned suites for personal gain according to a recently completed investigation by the City of San Antonio’s Office of Municipal Integrity.
The City's investigation was triggered by an anonymous complaint last March. According to the June 25 report issued by OMI, Alamodome General Manager Marc Solis, former Assistant Director Jim Mery, and booking manager Michael Flores "personally benefited from a relationship with the Grand Hyatt that enabled them to receive free and discounted hotel accommodations for New Year’s Eve 2011 at the Grand Hyatt."
The "relationship" also extended to friends of Solis and Flores, who received discounted rates at the Grand Hyatt that same New Year's Eve. Investigators say the evidence showed the person who coordinated the exchange on behalf of the hotel got a free Alamodome suite several weeks later for the 2012 Monster Jam.
Despite the report's findings, none of the City employees involved were fired.