On July 9, 2019, Attorney General of the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit against Marriott International, Inc. "for hiding the true price of hotel rooms from consumers and charging hidden resort fees to increase profits. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) alleges that Marriott’s deceptive and misleading pricing practices and failure to disclose fees harmed consumers and violated the District’s consumer protection laws. OAG’s lawsuit seeks to force Marriott to advertise the true prices of its hotel rooms up-front, provide monetary relief to tens of thousands of harmed District consumers, and pay civil penalties." The AG's press release states: “Marriott reaped hundreds of millions of dollars in profit by deceiving consumers about the true price of its hotel rooms," said AG Karl Racine. “Bait-and-switch advertising and deceptive pricing practices are illegal. With this lawsuit, we are seeking monetary relief for tens of thousands of District consumers who paid hidden resort fees and to force Marriott to be fully transparent about their prices so consumers can make informed decisions when booking hotel rooms.” If you were charged hidden resort fees by a Marriott hotel, please contact us.