Hotel owners are required by law to protect their patrons from any foreseeable harm. For example, should a hotel owner by aware of prior violence on or near their property, they have a duty to take security precautions to deter such crime in the future and to provide a safe and secure premises for their guests.
The Portland Police Bureau has published a guide to help hotel owners to deter criminal activity and protect guests on their property.
PPB’s Crime Prevention in Overnight Lodging Tips:
- Install outdoor lighting and remove “hiding places”
- Control traffic flow and access
- Control and monitor building entrances
- Install a video monitoring system
- Keep exterior looking clean and fresh; Maintain room; Remove graffiti; Repair vandalism
- Require all guests and visitors to register with two pieces of I.D.
- Establish a relationship with local law enforcement
Guest Rights and Hotel Responsibility
Hotel guests have a right to be safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment that they are visiting. By law, hotel owners have a duty to protect guests from any foreseeable harm.
Hotel owners are encouraged to implement property security precautions and preventative measures, such as those outlined above, to protect guests and reduce property violence, injuries and deaths.
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