Hospitality News

Hotels Facing Increased Scrutiny Over Employees’ Safety

One guest at the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle opened his door naked and urged housekeeper Ely Dar to come in. Another offered her money in exchange for a massage. A guest once told her she was beautiful, then grabbed …

MarketScout Adds McGowan Program Administrators as Market Specialist

MarketScout, an insurance distribution and underwriting company headquartered in Dallas, announced that McGowan Program Administrators (MPA) has joined the MarketScout Exchange as a certified market specialist for community associations, hospitality and real estate. The MarketScout Exchange specializes in connecting thousands …

Chipotle Serves Up Lessons for Restaurant Brokers and Their Insureds

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that one-in-six Americans gets sick every year from contaminated food or beverages. Those in the restaurant industry cannot ignore the risks. The recent chain of events that roiled Chipotle Mexican Grill …

Missouri Hotel Closed after Legionnaires’ Bacteria Found

A hotel in northeast Missouri’s Hannibal is temporarily closed after health officials found evidence of the respiratory-related Legionnaires’ disease there. The Hannibal Courier-Post reports the Best Western in the Mississippi River city closed last week after state and federal health …

K&K Insurance Launches Resort Program

K&K Insurance Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Aon plc, has launched a new program created specifically for destination and vacation resorts including guest ranches. This resort program is for operations that offer hotel, lodge or cabin rentals and include full …

K&K Launches New Program for Bowling Centers

K&K Insurance Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Aon plc, has launched a new program with enhanced coverage options for bowling facilities. The bowling center program provides coverage for bowling operations and associated exposures, including arcade/video games, food concessions, liquor exposure, …

Venture Expands Cyber Liability Coverage to Hospitality Industries

Venture Insurance Programs has expanded and enhanced privacy and data breach protection for its PREFERRED CLUB program for golf and country clubs, and its Suitelife programs for hotels and resorts. The policy offers flexible, less expensive coverage for the costs …

Fulcrum Names Wyer Vice President in Washington

Bellevue, Wash.-based Fulcrum Insurance Programs named Nikki Wyer vice president of underwriting and product development. Wyer’s responsibilities include management of Fulcrum’s underwriting division as well as development of new products and programs. Her career includes serving as executive vice president …

Alabama Couple Sues Kentucky Motel Owners for $5M Over Illness

An Alabama woman has filed suit seeking $5 million from the owners of a Kentucky motel where she says she was infected with Legionnaire’s disease. Vera Ann Johnson and husband John Allen Johnson of Wedowee filed suit in circuit court …

ProHost USA Launches Data Breach Endorsement for Restaurants

ProHost USA, a Minneapolis-based program administrator, has added a new data breach coverage endorsement to its package programs for fine dining, family dining and fast casual restaurants. The endorsement, written on admitted paper, is available immediately in 28 states with …