Month: April 2015
Apr 12, 2015
29 March 2015, Malaysia

On 29 March, the Malaysian press reported a bomb threat against Hotel Jen in Penang. On 24 March, operatives from the Islamic State sent letters bearing IS symbols to the…

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Apr 12, 2015
5 March 2015…Hotel point of sale hacked…not terrorism, but…

The Mandarin Oriental Group said in early March hackers had attacked point-of-sale systems at a number of its hotels in the US and Europe and stole credit card information from…

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Apr 12, 2015
26 March 2015, Kim Zetter covers hotel wi-fi security

26 March 2015, Kim Zetter for Wired discusses how vulnerable many hotel wi-fi systems are. Zetter says, “Researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the systems, which would allow an attacker…

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Apr 12, 2015
1 March 2015, Fallout from the 2008 Mumbai attack continues…

1 March 2015, the accused central planner of the November 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India, that included, among multiple other targets, attacks on two hotels, the Taj Mahal and the…

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Apr 12, 2015
19 March 2015, the Honorable Thomas A. Dickerson on protecting hotel guests

On 19 March 2015, the Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson, writing for eturbonews.com, penned an article titled, “Primer on hotel law: The common law – duty to protect guests from others.”…

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Apr 12, 2015
28 October 2014, Mumbai attacks, Chicago-based lawsuit

On 28 October 2014, the estate of a Chicago man killed in the Oberoi Trident hotel during the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the Cook…

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Apr 12, 2015
1975 Siege of Savoy Hotel, Israel

On 4 April 2015, ynetnews.com ran a story about the terror siege of the Savoy Hotel in 1975 and featured audio reels of the attack, which demonstrate the stress and…

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Apr 12, 2015
20 February 2015, Jeffrey D. DeBoer Comments on TRIA

Here is an interesting piece from 20 February 2015 including comments by Real Estate Roundtable President and CEO Jeffrey D. DeBoer on Congress passing TRIA and how a wide array…

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Apr 12, 2015
On 7 January 2015, TRIA passes the House

On 7 January 2015, hotelnewsresource.com reported the passage of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA): Hotel Industry Applauds House Passage of Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. The article said, “The American…

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Apr 12, 2015
27 March 2015, Somalia

On Friday, 27 March 2015, al Shabaab conducted a raid on the Makka al-Mukarama hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia. The attack began late Friday afternoon with a Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive…

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