With Millions Unemployed, Hotel Industry Lobbies to Spend Stimulus on Other Needs

Washington Post, April 14, 2020–Jonathan O’Connell

Hotels were among the earliest businesses to feel the economic sting from coronavirus shutdowns and the first to ask Congress for aid, as top executives hurriedly met with President Trump to ask for $150 billion in mid-March. Owners say they can’t afford to rehire employees with 75 percent of rooms empty.