BLT: May/June 2010



Real Estate

The ADA and Extended-Stay Hotels: Uncertainty in the Law

The author explores the applicability of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) to extended-stay hotels as places of public accommodation. After briefly describing the applicable legal framework, this article explains the two ways in which uncertainty in the law in this increasingly important segment of the U.S. hospitality industry clouds both access for millions of people with disabilities and allocation of responsibility in real estate transactions, and offers solutions to clarify the law.