News for the Hospitality Executive
|WASHINGTON, July 20, 2007 - The Department of Justice
today reached a comprehensive settlement agreement under the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA) with the Kansas City Downtown Hotel Group LLC
that will ensure the facilities of the Kansas City Marriott are accessible
to individuals with disabilities.
The agreement resolves a lawsuit against the Kansas City Marriott in Downtown Kansas City, Mo. - a large, two-tiered hotel complex that has both new and historic elements, 946 guest rooms, 36 suites, and a number of bars and restaurants. The agreement is the result of an investigation conducted after the Justice Department received a complaint from an individual who alleged that certain features of the hotel were not readily accessible.
"Making this nation's hotels accessible for travelers with disabilities has been a priority for the Civil Rights Division," said Wan J. Kim, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. "A 2005 study shows that more than 21 million adults with disabilities traveled at least once in the preceding two year period and that half of these adults stayed in hotels while traveling. We will continue to work cooperatively with hotels to ensure that travelers with disabilities will find accessible hotel rooms across the country."
Under the agreement, the Kansas City Downtown Hotel Group, LLC will:
U.S. Department of Justice / ADA
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