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Mizzou HSP_MGMT 1133 - Hotel Statutes

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Hsp_Mgmt 1133 1st Edition Lecture 7 Outline of Last Lecture I. Access Rules for hospitality facilitiesa. Rationale for the differenceb. Common law duty to receivec. Excuses for not receiving guests at common lawd. Age restrictionse. Holdover guestsOutline of Current Lecture II. State Statutes on Accessa. Evictionsb. Prices, Rates, Paymentsc. Hotel rack rate lawsd. Anti trust lawse. Price GougingCurrent Lecture:HRM 1133 February 4 State Statutes on Access- MO LawsState codes:315-067: When a hotel can deny a room to somebody:1. Somebody who can’t pay2. Somebody who is physically intoxicatedThese notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.3. Using for an unlawful purpose4. Could be a danger to other guests5. Maximum capacity limits reached315-069: “Prom Night Law”- hotels needed guidance on how to treat younger guests; applies topeople under the age of 18; they need a cash deposit or a credit card to rent the room; parents CAN rent it for them if needed315-075: Hotel evictions: 5 reasons to kick someone out:1. Doesn’t pay2. Causing a nuisance3. Unlawful activity going on 4. Unreasonable risk of danger5. Violation of any laws in regulation to the hotel315-077: The owner of the hotel must post a copy of these state laws where guests can see it315-079: Everyone renting a room shall register for the room and has to show identification to the staff when registeringA. It is unlawful to rent the same room two or more times within an 8-hour period—because of prostitutionEvictions- How does eviction of a hotel/guest differ from eviction of a tenant?Hotel/Guest grounds:- Self help- don’t have to go to court ever- Force- meaning, can you touch or push people to get them out? No, hotels do not have a right to lay hands on the guest- Evicted guest is trespasser- once you tell them to leave your property they are a trespasserand you can call the police on them- Assault/battery- Removal from restaurants/bars, etc- more reasons to evict someone than hotels but still can’t use force to kick a customer out Landlord/Tenant grounds:- Court action necessary- Notice of default- Acceleration- Rent and possessionPrices, Rates and PaymentLegal Restrictions on pricing-Can a business differentiate between customers?- Yes, but not on things like race, religion, etc- Senior citizen discounts are okay because age is not a protected class based on civil rightslawsHotel Rack rate laws: - Rack rate- the highest rate you can charge for a given room; people very rarely pay the actual rack rate419-040- it’s a crime for a hotel to exceed its posted rack rate 419-050- ^Anti-trust laws- regulate unfair competition; prohibit people in the industry from agreeing to seta rate at a certain level- hotels can’t get together and decide to all make their rate the same in order to all make a lot of moneyPrice gouging- these laws only apply in problem or disaster areas; typically only apply to necessities or essential goods or services; prevent people from raising prices a lot during really needy


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