Marriott accused of deceptive ‘drip pricing’ by Washington, D.C.

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Hotel chain Marriott International was sued by the District of Columbia on Tuesday over allegedly deceptive “drip pricing” practices that tacked on hidden fees to hotel bills.

According the complaint, Marriott has failed for a decade or more to disclose certain fees when it advertises prices for hotel rooms. These hidden fees, which could add up to $95 per day, allegedly applied to listings on Marriott’s own website and travel websites such as Expedia.

“Marriott reaped hundreds of millions of dollars in profit by deceiving consumers about the true price of its hotel rooms,” D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine said in a news release.

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