Indianapolis city leaders hope “to decrease crime by flagging high-crime hotels, then giving owners a two-year period to either improve conditions or risk losing their license,” according to a WFYI report. The ordinance, which passed in March, targets hotels with a ratio of 2.5 or more emergency calls made per room.
“If this measure had been in place in 2017, 15 Indianapolis hotels likely would have been affected,” The Indianapolis Business Journal reports. “The city information shows those 15 hotels generated nearly 2,700 police and fire calls last year. Eight of those establishments generated more than 150 calls each in 2017 and another was responsible for 149. Three were the site of more than 300 calls, and police and firefighters responded to a whopping 510 calls at the Motor 8 Inn on North Shadeland Avenue. That’s 1.4 times a day.”
Guest Rights and Hotel Responsibility
By law, hotel owners have a duty to protect guests from any foreseeable harm. For example, should a hotel owner be 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.
Hotel owners are encouraged to implement property security precautions and preventative measures to protect guests and reduce property violence, sexual assaults, injuries, and deaths.
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