Lawsuit: Maryland hotel discriminated against black guests



Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

CAMP SPRINGS, Md. (AP) — Two guests are suing a hotel in suburban Washington for racial discrimination, saying hotel workers demanded that black guests show their meal tickets to get breakfast while ignoring white and Asian guests.

The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Prince George's County Circuit Court against the Quality Inn in Camp Springs, Maryland. Prince George's County is the nation's wealthiest majority-black jurisdiction.

Two people who were staying at the hotel in November allege in the lawsuit that hotel staff refused to serve them their free breakfast until they showed their meal tickets. They say a hotel employee told them she had been instructed to ask black people and not whites or Asians for their tickets.

A spokeswoman for the hotel's corporate parent, Choice Hotels International, declined to comment on Thursday.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast