Insurance Coverage for Hotels Facing Fungi and Bacteria Claims


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PUBLISHED ON: June 14, 2013

One nightmare scenario faced by hotel and resort executives is dealing with the former guest who claims that he or she contracted a fungal or bacterial illness at their establishment. True or not, the last thing that a hotel or resort wants associated with its name is “fungus” or “bacteria.” Yet with the increasingly widespread usage of social media and anonymous access to review sites such as Yelp or TripAdvisor, the mere allegations of “fungus” or “bacteria” can cause potential guests to, at the very least, take their business elsewhere. In addition to the public relation problems, allegations of bacterial and fungal injuries at a hotel or resort can lead to expensive litigation and substantial liability.