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December 1, 2018 via ConvergeBlog

The mass murderer who used the MGM Mandalay Bay as a gunner’s perch to kill 59 people and wound 452 on 1 October 2017 shocked the hotel industry. Cries of, “we’ve never seen hotel violence like this,” and “this was impossible to detect and defend against” echoed throughout. Neither is true. While hotel violence is not pandemic like some fast spreading plague, it’s a common occurrence. It’s a statistical reality. And the consequence of hotel violence is becoming more damaging in terms of casualty rates, insurance wrangling, loss of ROI, brand damage, and lawsuits. But what to do?

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Woman Says Hilton Employee Secretly Filmed Her Naked In Hotel Room And Tried To Extort Her

December 4, 2018 via NBC News
The woman, who is not named in the suit, alleges that the video was secretly recorded inside her room at the Hampton Inn and Suites in July 2015. She said she wasn't made aware that it existed until a few months ago when...
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How To Prevent ICE From Knocking At Your Door

December 9, 2018 via Hotel Management

“Many hotels, based on their size, are ideal targets for ICE,” Bae said. “These are companies that operate on the franchise model. This is the time to identify your liability. Bite the bullet and do an audit of either a sample lot of your employee base or your entire workforce.”
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Legal Liability, Implications Of Marriott Data Breach
December 3, 2018 via Hotel News Now

Marriott International’s announcement of a data breach at its Starwood-branded hotels dating back to 2014 has raised questions about the company’s legal responsibilities, particularly in light of the European Union’s new data privacy law.
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