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Hotel Chains Sued for Ignoring Warning Signs of Sex Trafficking on Premises

Landmark U.S. legal action was filed last Monday (Dec. 9) accusing several major hotel groups of profiting from sex trafficking on behalf of 13 women who claimed they were sold for sex in hotel rooms. Twelve hotel chains were named …

Lawsuit Alleges Marriott Failure to Protect Employee Against Guests’ Sexual Misconduct

Leticia Vallejo, a housekeeper at a Marriott hotel in Irvine, California, said that back in the summer of 2017, a drunk male guest groped her while she was cleaning the hotel lobby bathroom. As he did so, he offered her …

Major Hotels Agree to Provide Staff with Panic Buttons to Fight Harassment

Major hotel chains including Marriott International Inc and Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. said on Thursday they are arming U.S. employees with panic buttons to fight sexual harassment and crime, an about-face for an industry that has opposed the idea for …

How Hackers Use Hotel Key Cards to Break Into Rooms

By getting hold of a widely used hotel key card, an attacker could create a master key to unlock any room in the building without leaving a trace, Finnish security researchers said in a study published on Wednesday, solving a …

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 …