When COVID-19 began its swift spread in the winter of 2019 and on a more global scale in the early spring of 2020, it did not take long for the term “force majeure” to dominate discussions, especially within the hospitality industry. Who could have predicted its extensive global economic impact? Think about the massive shutdowns, ...Read more
Reopening a closed building, or portions of a building, after an extended shutdown can be more complicated than just unlocking the doors and turning on the lights. The unprecedented shutdowns and reduced operations at a wide variety of commercial buildings and structures, ranging from office buildings and retail stores to hotels and restaurants, as a ...Read more
The hospitality industry has been in the news frequently over the past year as a result of multiple and significant data security incidents. Nationally recognized hotel and resort brands continue to suffer by cyber-attacks, including theft of payment card data from their retail and food/beverage outlets, and at times theft of guest data from reservations ...Read more
By David B. Willis, MemberEckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC – Boston Slip and falls are the number one cause of accidents in hotels, restaurants and public buildings according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Injuries from a seemingly incidental fall here or trip there are estimated to cost some $70 billion annually according to ...Read more
co-authored by Sandy Garfinkel and Eric J. Zagrocki Hotel owners and operators may be surprised to learn that that under many states’ laws, hotel guests who stay for lengthy amounts of time may be deemed to have become tenants rather than hotel guests. These hotel companies may be in for a surprise if it ever becomes necessary to ...
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