Marriott sued by District of Columbia over resort fees

Source: Business Insurance

Thomson Reuters July 10, 2019 (Reuters) — The District of Columbia sued Marriott International Inc. on Tuesday, claiming that mandatory resort fees at its hotels are illegal and deceptive, the attorney general’s office said. “Marriott reaped hundreds of millions of dollars in profit by deceiving consumers about the true price of its hotel rooms,” said District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine. “Bait-and-switch advertising and deceptive pricing practices are illegal.” Marriott declined to comment on pending litigation. The lawsuit said that 189 Marriott properties worldwide impose fees ranging from $9 to $95 a day.