Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Enjoy that hotel pool on your last vacation?

It may be your last.  The Americans With Disabilities Act requires that hotel owners install lifts (for disabled people, in case you hadn't figured that out).  If they don't, $55,000 fine.  If they do, $10,000 to $20,000 for the lift and installation.  Which, of course, will be rarely used.  So what will most likely happen?  Hotels will close their pools.

Maybe be you should have the right, in your own hotel, to decide who your clientele is likely to be, and make business decisions based on that.  At least in a free country.

Cato Institute has more.

2 comments:

Professor Hale said...

A shame they can't just decline to accept disabled patrons. Establish special "disabled hotels" just for them and leave the reat of us alone.

heresolong said...

Or maybe just accept the fact that if you are disabled you might have slightly less access to private facilities than other people.

Not sure why everyone has to have equal access to your stuff. It's called private property for a reason.