Marriott, Hilton to Remain Open in Washington During Inauguration Week
By Dave Sebastian
Marriott International Inc. and Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.
will remain open in Washington D.C. next week, when President-elect
Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will take office
Jan. 20, company representatives said.
Federal officials and inauguration organizers are boosting
security in response to growing concerns after last week's attack
on the Capitol by a mob of supporters of President Trump. Airbnb
Inc. earlier Wednesday said it is blocking and canceling all
reservations in the Washington metro area next week.
Marriott and Hilton said they will keep safety and security in
mind in light of recent events.
"We plan on keeping our commitment to existing reservations,"
Marriott spokeswoman Connie Kim said. Ms. Kim declined to comment
if Marriott would work to identify individuals who are confirmed to
have been involved in the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol.
Hilton spokesman Nigel Glennie also declined to comment, citing
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January 13, 2021 13:10 ET (18:10 GMT)
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