Hotel Accused Of Seeking Higher Rates After Sandy
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ The former manager of a Bridgeport Holiday Inn is in court accusing his one-time employer of firing him for refusing to raise room rates after last year’s Superstorm Sandy.
William McGarry says in a lawsuit filed at state Superior Court in Bridgeport that the hotel’s owners ordered him to raise room rates above normal and impose minimum stays.
The Connecticut Post reports (http://bit.ly/19Rb7m2 ) that lawyers for the Trefz Corp., owner of the hotel, would not comment.
On Tuesday, a Superior Court judge denied a request by Trefz Corp. to throw out the case.
The hurricane left thousands along Connecticut’s shoreline without power for a week, forcing many people to seek temporary shelter.
The state cited a Stamford hotel in June for trying to require longer than usual stays during the storm.
Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com
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