Hotel Boycott

Reprinted from PN October 2012

The hotel industry is fighting against accessible swimming pool access.

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An issue over pool access has led to the call for a boycott against hotels in several states across the nation.

The American Association of People with Disabilities and other groups say the hotel industry’s fight against accessible pool access is an attack on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

A proposed rule change to the ADA would require hotels with pools to provide lifts or sloped entries to make them accessible to wheelchair users or others with disabilities. The rule was set to go into effect on March 15.

However, the protest group claims the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA) and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) launched a campaign to overturn the access requirement.

Among the claims of the hotel industry is that installing pool lifts is too expensive and unsafe for other guests.

The group is urging a boycott of hotels such as Country Inn and Suites, Radisson, and Park Inn by Radisson. They’re also asking for people to send letters to AH&LA and AAHOA to express their opposition.

For a complete list of hotels included in the boycott or for more information, visit


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