The extent of liability to the owner, operator, and insurer of a hotel for any injury to a guest on the premises must always be determined on a case-by-case and state-by-state basis.
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Via HL Blog | image: aerial view of hotel reception, employees checking in guests | Hotel Safety and Security Risks to Owners, Operators & Insurance

The extent of liability to the owner, operator, and insurer of a hotel for any injury to a guest on the premises must always be determined on a case-by-case and state-by-state basis. However, there are some general principles that can be helpful in mitigating risk for each of the aforementioned parties when a guest is injured. It is always important to note that there is, generally, no liability of one party for the criminal acts of another, unless, of course, there is a special relationship. A long-time and widely accepted special relationship exists between an innkeeper and its guest. Another separate, but similar relationship exists between a property owner and an invitee (someone who has come to the property for the benefit of the landowner).

Gone are the days of a single owner/manager of a hotel. There are many fragments to operating, owning, managing, franchising, and insuring hotels and motels with all of the aforementioned tasked with some form of safety and well-being of their employees, guests, and visitors. The handling of each of those fragments is normally contracted away to the person or entity that can most efficiently handle the task.

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