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Nov 19, 2020
19 November 2020 Hotel cyber-attack in Singapore exposed 5.8 million customers

SiliconANGLE reported on 11 November about a massive Singapore hotel cyber-attack that occurred in September 2020. The hack was announced by the victim, Singapore-based RedDoorz, on 28 September, but obviously,…

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Nov 06, 2020
Threat warning for France’s domestic and international hotel/resort sector

Based on threat indicators compiled in late October 2020, Muir Analytics assesses that French branded hotels and resorts, both domestic and international, are ripe for an Islamist jihadist attack.* Muir…

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Oct 05, 2020
MGM Mandalay Bay 2017 massacre lawsuit finalized at $800 million

WREG Memphis reported that on 30 September 2020, Clark County District Court Judge Linda Bell approved an $800 million lawsuit settlement between 4,400 claimants and MGM over the Mandalay Bay-Route…

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Sep 28, 2020
ISIS group attacks exclusive eco island resort in Mozambique

On 9 September 2020, Islamist jihadist fighters on Mozambique’s mainland boarded boats in the middle of the night and attacked the exclusive island resort of &Beyond Vamizi and the nearby…

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Jun 26, 2020
Peaceful protest-turned riot in Charleston, SC, highlights political violence risks for hotels and other hospitality…

On 30 May 2020 in Charleston, SC, peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer were followed by politically violent riots that…

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May 05, 2020
5 May 2020, Hotel/resort threat warning for the Maldives

Based on copious threat indicators compiled in late April 2020, Muir Analytics assesses that hotels and resorts in the Maldives are ripe for an ISIS/Islamist jihadist attack. The current threat…

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Apr 19, 2020
White Paper: Recent trends in hotel violence, insurance, and legal liabilities 28 September 2019, UPGRADED…
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Apr 12, 2020
12 April 2020: First anniversary of 2019 Sri Lanka Easter hotel and church bombings –…

Shortly after the ISIS bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday 2019 against four hotels and three churches, Muir Analytics, as part of its SecureHotel Threat Portal product, deployed an…

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Sep 27, 2019
September 2019, Ethiopia foils hotel and other public venue attacks planned by al Shabaab –…

Borkena reported on 24 September that Ethiopia foiled hotel and other public venue attacks by al Shabaab and ISIS. Ethiopian authorities arrested at least 12 operatives from both al Shabaab…

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Jul 19, 2019
Best’s Review – excellent article on hotel terrorism insurance in the wake of the Sri…

Best’s Review published a timely terrorism insurance article written by the talented Iris Lai in its July issue titled, “Continuing Exposure: Sri Lanka bombings call for revisiting terrorism and political…

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Jul 02, 2019
ISIS’ Leaderless Revolution and the Sri Lanka Attacks: hotel attack overview included

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Jun 13, 2019
Video evidence suggests would-be Taj Samudra hotel bomber might have had two IEDs and prepped…

An analysis of six minutes and 28 seconds of CCTV video (posted by several outlets such as the Daily Mail) from the Taj Samudra hotel suggests Sri Lanka Easter bomber,…

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Apr 29, 2019
28 April 2019, Insurers respond to hotel bombings in Sri Lanka, with Matt Wills, Senior…

Insurers are making initial moves to analyze damage done and calculate payouts at three of the four hotels that were bombed on 21 April, Easter Sunday in Colombo. (Three churches…

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Apr 27, 2019
Draft data points on Sri Lanka’s Easter hotel and church bombings, 21 April 2019

Reporting from the BBC, Reuters, and scores of other outlets said at least 11 terrorist bombs exploded in Sri Lanka on 21 April, hitting multiple targets. Seven of these were…

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Apr 02, 2019
Adjua Fisher for Risk and Insurance magazine discusses active shooter insurance – relevant for hotels

Adjua Fisher, on 1 March 2019, wrote the informative article, "Is Active Shooter Insurance Becoming a Risk Management Necessity?" for Risk and Insurance. In the article, Fisher asserts that, out of 500 workplace…

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Mar 25, 2019
Precise data point summary regarding covert, hostile surveillance in 30 South Korean hotels, 21 March…

Most of the following data points come from the well done and succinct CNN article, “Hundreds of motel guests were secretly filmed and live-streamed online,” 21 March 2019, by Sophie Jeong and James…

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Mar 20, 2019
Muir Analytics’ exclusive interview with private security first responder, Serge Medic, during the 15 January 2019…

As five al Shabaab fighters raided and occupied the Dusit hotel and office compound in Nairobi, Kenya, on 15 January 2019, a slew of civilians, some armed and some unarmed,…

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Mar 15, 2019
27 February 2019, Hackers execute ransomware attack on hotel in Lucknow, India

The Times of India on 11 March reported that hackers attacked a hotel in Lucknow, India, with ransomware. Police say it is the first such attack on a hotel in the…

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Mar 07, 2019
Nine takeaways from the 15 January 2019 al Shabaab attack on the dusitD2 hotel and…

These takeaways come from Muir Analytics' full report on the dusitD2 hotel and business compound attack posted here. First, the hotel was the focal point of the attack. The terrorists…

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Mar 01, 2019
14 February 2019, Embassy Suites Hotel, Des Moines, Iowa, settles rape case, security negligence obvious

The Chicago Tribune reported on 14 February 2019 that hotel companies Atrium TRS III (Atrium Hospitality) and Hammons Inc settled out of court a rape case from April 2014 that occurred…

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Mar 01, 2019
28 February 2019, Raid with car bomb in Mogadishu, Somalia

Quick overview and short takeaways: Reuters and scores of other outlets are reporting on this ongoing attack: 1) Al Shabaab exploded a massive car bomb outside the Hotel Maka Al-Mukarama…

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Feb 19, 2019
Executive Summary: Interim Analysis of the 15 January 2019 Al Shabaab Attack on the Dusit…

Below is an executive summary of the 15 January 2019 dusitD2 hotel and business complex attack sequence as of 15 February 2019. It comes from an extensively researched and sourced…

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Feb 19, 2019
Interim Analysis of the 15 January 2019 Al Shabaab Attack on the Dusit Hotel and…

Note: This sequence of events is hotel-centric. Details on the office buildings that were attacked are redacted in order to focus on what happened at the dusitD2 hotel. This is…

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Feb 13, 2019
13 February 2019, post Nairobi Dusit terror attack exclusive interview with Mr. Souvik Banerjea, Managing…

In the wake of the 15 January 2019 al Shabaab terror attack on the dusitD2 hotel and business complex where 21 people died and at least 30 were wounded, Muir…

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Jan 16, 2019
15 January 2019, Hotel and business complex attacked, Nairobi, Kenya

On 15 January 2019, al Shabaab fighters raided the hotel and office complex at 14 Riverside Drive in Nairobi, Kenya. The hotel in question is the dusitD2 nairobi (written in lower…

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Nov 28, 2018
26 November 2018, 10-year anniversary of Mumbai attacks that hit three hotels: the Taj Mahal,…

This year, 26 November 2018, marked the 10-year anniversary of the 2008 Mumbai attacks by the terror group, Lashkar-e-Taiba. Scores of articles recently ran on the attacks, the counter attack, and the…

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Nov 28, 2018
28 November 2018, Personal security suggestions to lessen sexual assault risks at hotels/resorts in light…

The recent accusations of sexual assaults at Caribbean resorts, particularly in Jamaica, are based on professional research and analyses by the US State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), and multiple, recent…

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Nov 28, 2018
7 November 2018, Sexual assaults endemic at Jamaican resorts, says US State Department and news…

An endemic problem On 7 November, the Chicago Tribune ran a disturbing story about rapes of tourists at Jamaican resorts, citing multiple case studies, interviews, and US State Department threat warnings.…

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Nov 07, 2018
White Paper: Hotel attack statistics, reasonable foreseeability, and totality of circumstances, 1 November 2018
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Nov 06, 2018
29 October 2018, Suicide bomber near hotel, Tunis, Tunisia

Eturbonews reports that, at 1:50 pm on 29 October 2018, a female suicide bomber, most likely Tunisia’s first (Muir Analytics is conducting research to confirm), detonated her explosives on the pedestrian…

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Jul 18, 2018
6-7 July 2018, Port Au Prince, Haiti

On 6-7 July 2018, CNN reported that hundreds of rioters in Port au Prince, Haiti, attacked at least two hotels, the Royal Oasis Hotel, and the Best Western Premier Petion-Ville, as…

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Nov 28, 2017
28 November 2017, Bloomberg article speculates Mandalay Bay/Vegas concert massacre might cost over $1 billion…

Bloomberg writers Hannah Levitt and Sonali Basak penned the article, “Las Vegas Massacre Could Cost Insurers More Than $1 Billion,” on 10 November. To date, the exactitudes of insurance payouts, the…

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Nov 28, 2017
24 November 2017, Lawsuits over the October 2017 Las Vegas MGM hotel/concert venue attack pile…

On 20 November, Newsweek reports that a massive lawsuit was filed on behalf of 450 victims against the MGM Mandalay Bay Resort (and others, see below,) for negligence regarding the…

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Nov 20, 2017
5 November 2017, Chemical agent used on hotel guests, Fresnes (Paris,) France

On Thursday, 2 November at 8:20 pm, four men used a chemical agent to attack as many as 40 tourists (the French press said 80) from the People’s Republic of China…

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Oct 18, 2017
14 October 2017, Massive explosion demolishes 20 buildings in Mogadishu, including the Safari Hotel

On 14 October 2017, terrorists detonated at least one massive truck bomb – the New York Times says two truck bombs – in front of the Safari Hotel in Mogadishu,…

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Oct 10, 2017
Kate Taylor of The Business Insider writes about potential lawsuits RE: Mandalay Bay Vegas shooting

On 5 October, Kate Taylor of the Business Insider wrote an article titled, “The hotel where the Las Vegas gunman stockpiled weapons for 3 days has been quiet about what…

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Oct 03, 2017
2 October 2017, Initial report – concert mass murderer used Mandalay Bay as shooting perch

Below is an initial report of the worst mass shooting in US history where the shooter used the Mandalay Bay Resort and Hotel as a firing position to attack the Route…

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Sep 10, 2017
10 September 2017, Insurance AND legal issues impact Regency Hotel Dublin over Feb 2016 gangster…

The assassination of Irish gangster David Byrne at the Regency Hotel Dublin on 5 February 2016 provides a textbook case study of hotel vs. insurance company wrangling over policies and…

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Jun 22, 2017
22 June 2017, Resorts World Manila offers victims support in wake of 2 June active…

In the wake of the 2 June 2017 active shooter attack on the Resorts World Manila (RWM) facility – specifically, the Maxims Hotel and attached casino that killed 37 plus…

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Jun 20, 2017
21 June 2017, List of security/fire failures, Resorts World Manila attack (updated from 20 June)

Below is a list of security/fire failures regarding the 2 June 2017 active shooter assault on the Resorts World Manila (RWM) complex – specifically, the Maxims Hotel and the casino…

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Jun 04, 2017
4 June 2017, Update on Resorts World Manila attack

On 3 June, Resorts World Manila released comprehensive CCTV footage of the 2 June attack on its Maxims Hotel and attached casino. The resort’s Chief Security Officer, Armeen Gomez, narrated…

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Jun 01, 2017
1 June 2017 – Initial coverage of Manila resort attack

The Enquirer, a Philippines-based news outlet, reports that just after midnight on Thursday (Friday, 2 June, Manila Time), that either a single gunman, or a group of gunmen, attacked the…

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May 16, 2017
7 May 2017, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

The Miami Herald reports that on 7 May at around 8:49 p.m., a gunman opened fire on a couple in the valet parking area of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel.…

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Mar 26, 2017
21 March 2017, Assault victims sue UK hotel for “breach of its duty of care”

On 21 March, The Guardian announced that three sisters from the UAE had begun a lawsuit against The Cumberland, a hotel in London, over an assault they suffered at the…

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Mar 14, 2017
13 March 2017, Lawsuit against TUI regarding Sousse hotel massacre moves forward

A group of families whose relatives were killed and/or injured in the June 2015 ISIS attack on the Riu Imperial Marhaba hotel in Sousse, Tunisia, is moving forward with their…

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Jan 31, 2017
31 January 2017, Predlitz-Turrach, Austria – hotel hacked, guests NOT trapped in their rooms, but…

On 28 January, The Local, an Austrian news source, reported that cybercriminals had recently hacked into the Romantik Seehotel Jaegerwirt in Turrach. The attackers damaged the hotel’s electronic key system…

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Jan 17, 2017
14 January 2017, hotel attacks in Gondar and Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Two hotel attacks in recent weeks are indicative of the increasing political violence happening in Ethiopia. It is a complex situation involving several ethnic and political issues that are spiraling…

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Nov 07, 2016
4 November 2016, Terror group specializing in hotel attacks joins ISIS

On 30 October, a group called al-Murabitun (The Sentinels,) which is a faction of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM,) pledged support to ISIS, according to PJ Media and ISISliveuamap.com.…

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Oct 28, 2016
15 October 1997 Bombing of the Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka

At 7:00 am on 15 October 1997, terrorists from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) attacked the Galadari Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with a massive truck bomb. The…

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Oct 24, 2016
10 October 2016, UK Pool Re announces international terrorism risk pool forum

On 10 October, the Insurance Journal wrote that the UK’s government-backed Pool Re, which covers commercial property losses from terror attacks, had launched the International Forum of Terrorism Risk Re/Insurance…

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Oct 17, 2016
12 October 2016, William Michael Jr. of Mayer Brown LLP, writes about hotel liabilities

On 12 October, William Michael Jr. of Mayer Brown LLP, published an informative article on hotel liabilities related to terrorism titled, "Hotels at Risk: The Legal Consequences of Terrorist Attacks on…

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Oct 17, 2016
8 October 2016, Singapore increases hotel security

On 8 October, Jeremy Koh of The Straits Times wrote a telling piece describing how Singapore has increased hotel security in light of the global increase of terrorism. Mr. Koh wrote: "Mr…

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Oct 04, 2016
3 October 2016, Washington, DC

ABC news reports that just after 4:00 p.m. on 1 October, an unknown man spray-painted, “No justice,” and a red line/circle drawn through the word “peace,” and “Black lives matter…

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Oct 04, 2016
15 August 2016, Lawsuit over sexual assault

The Insurance Journal reports that in August 2016, a female employee of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and its Na Ho'ola Spa filed a lawsuit against the hotel and one…

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Sep 28, 2016
20-21 September 2016, Select list of hotel security measures taken during Charlotte riots

Muir Analytics covered the Black Lives Matter-related political violence against hotels in Charlotte, North Carolina, here. Riots impacted at least seven hotels with several people assaulted, two shot (and one killed),…

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Sep 28, 2016
20-21 September, Charlotte, North Carolina

On the evenings of 20-21 September in Charlotte, North Carolina, political violence in the form of rioting, vandalism, intimidation, and assault impacted at least seven hotels in the city’s downtown…

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Sep 10, 2016
10 September 2016, like France and Turkey, terror in Thailand causes drop in tourism

Tourism in Thailand has slowed in the wake of multiple attacks there, just like what has happened in Turkey and France – and to a lesser degree, Tunisia – (see…

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Sep 10, 2016
10 September 2016, update on the Southern View Hotel bombing, Pattani, Thailand

On 8 September, Thai authorities announced that 32-year old Hakeem Doloh, a Pattani native, had been linked to both the Southern View hotel bombing on 23 August, and the mid-south…

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Aug 31, 2016
23 August 2016, Pattani, Thailand

The Bangkok Post reports that two bombs detonated at the Southern View Hotel in Pattani, Thailand, on 23 August, killing two and wounding 40. The first bomb exploded in a…

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Aug 16, 2016
15 August 2016, Paris occupancy rates plummets because of recent terror attacks

The Telegraph reported on 7 August that Paris' hotel occupancy rates have plummeted as a result of more than 11 terror attacks in country, such as: 2015 3 February, Nice 19…

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Jul 18, 2016
14 July 2016, Tijuana, Mexico

On 14 July at 7:30 pm,* (*Mexico-based new outlets say pm, the San Diego Union-Tribune says am) in Tijuana, Mexico, a gunman walked into the lobby of the Marriott Hotel…

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Jul 12, 2016
12 July 2016, Yet another major hotel hack, this one on Omni

Teri Robinson, Executive Editor of SC Magazine, penned an article on 12 July 2016 titled, “Malware on Omni Hotel POS systems scarfed payment card info.” It describes a point of…

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Jul 12, 2016
12 July 2016, Jazeera Palace Hotel manager talks terrorism

In a one-on-one interview, The Standard newspaper in Kenya talks to Justus Kisaulu, manager of the Jazeera Palace Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, about his views of operating a hotel in…

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Jun 07, 2016
1 June 2016, Mogadishu, Somalia

On 1 June 2016 at 5:45 pm, al Shabaab fighters attacked the Ambassador Hotel in Mogadishu, killing 13 and wounding 40, reports CNN. Al Shabaab used a car bomb at…

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Mar 17, 2016
14 March 2016, DHS warns ISIS aims to attack DC area hotels

On 10 March 2016, the US Department of Homeland Security issued a threat warning saying that ISIS was aiming to attack hotels and conference venues in the Washington DC area,…

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Feb 16, 2016
15 February 2016, Mumbai attack hotel lawsuit settled; trends RE: jurisdiction and liabilities demonstrated

On 21 January 2016, DNA India news reported that the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel (owned by Indian Hotels Company Ltd, which is owned by the Tata Group,) had settled a…

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Feb 08, 2016
30 January 2016, Istanbul bombing attempt foiled by ready police; tourism sector suffers, regardless

On 30 January 2016 at 10:30 pm, Istanbul police shot a terrorist suspect who refused to stop for questioning near the Ritz Carlton hotel, reports Today’s Zaman. Police reportedly found…

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Jan 21, 2016
15 January 2016, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

On 15 January, six terrorists from al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) raided and occupied the 147-room, four star Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, killing 29 and wounding 56, reports…

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Jan 14, 2016
12 January 2016, Hurghada, Egypt

On 9 January, two terrorists armed with knives and reportedly a pellet gun attacked the Bella Vista Hotel and Resort in Hurghada, Egypt, reports the BBC. The Bella Vista is…

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Jan 11, 2016
1993 Mumbai (Bombay) bombings – three hotels hit, one fatally

On 12 March 1993, terrorists set off 13 bombs across Mumbai, then called Bombay. These included car bombs, motor scooter bombs, suitcase bombs, plus a few grenades. The blasts killed…

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Jan 06, 2016
5 January 2016, Building premiums under review post Dubai hotel/apartment fire; might impact terrorism insurance

Following the major fire at The Address Downtown Dubai on New Year’s Eve, real estate community premiums in UAE are under review, and they might rise, reports The National. Two…

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Jan 03, 2016
31 December 2015, Eilat, Israel

The Israeli government on 31 December released a statement asserting that two Arab Israeli citizens from Jerusalem were indicted for trying to bomb the Rio Hotel in Eilat, reports The…

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Dec 25, 2015
24 December 2015…not terrorism, but a common attack issue: Hyatt is hacked!

On 24 December, the BBC reported that Hyatt discovered malware on its payment processing system, which impacts 318 of its 627 properties. The former properties Hyatt manages directly. Franchisers manage…

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Dec 12, 2015
12 December 2015, Lagos, Nigeria police warn of possible terror attacks on hotels

Following a U.S. State Department terror attack warning for Nigeria, State Police Commissioner Fatai Owoseni held a meeting with high-end hotel owners/managers in Lagos informing them of the warning, and then…

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Nov 20, 2015
20 November 2015, Bamako, Mali – Statement from Radisson on the ongoing attack

On 20 November, the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, Mali, released the following statement regarding the terror attack that began there this morning and still continues: "HOSTAGE-TAKING AT RADISSON BLU…

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Nov 20, 2015
20 November 2015, Bamako, Mali

A current summation of the immediate situation, mostly compiled by CNN, is as follows: Al Qaeda related terrorists attacked the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, Mali, at 7 am (other…

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Nov 20, 2015
13 November 2015, ISIS Raid on Paris – the hotel connection

The ISIS raid on Paris on 13 November 2015 included seven targets, reports the BBC, mostly in the eastern portion of the city: 9:20 pm, suicide bomb attack, Stade de…

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Oct 21, 2015
14 October 2015, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK

On 9 October, Londonderry police confirmed that a suspicious item reportedly found in the parking lot of the Waterfoot Hotel was, in fact, a bomb, said the BBC. The Irish…

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Sep 30, 2015
25 September 2015, Tunisia’s tourism sector collapses after hotel attack

On 25 September, The Guardian reported that Tunisia’s tourism sector had collapsed in the wake of the 26 June attack on the Hotel Riu Imperial Marhaba in Sousse. Scores of…

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Sep 29, 2015
27 September 2015, Philippines, Davao del Norte

On 22 September 2015, the Dispatch Times reported that approximately 11 men assailed the Holiday Oceanview Samal Resort in Davao del Norte province (Samal Island) in the Philippines, and kidnapped…

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Sep 16, 2015
11 September 2015, UK firm launches lawsuit against Thompson over 26 June 2015 Tunisia hotel…

Reuters reported on 11 September that a group of UK victims (injured and families of the deceased) of the 26 June terror attack on the Imperial Marhaba hotel in Sousse,…

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Sep 03, 2015
3 September 2015, al Shabaab ISSUES THREAT WARNING ON HOTELS, BEACH AREAS

The Somalia-based insurgent group al Shabaab issued the following warning on 2 September: “Let Muslims avoid going to the hotels where men and women misbehave…anybody engaged in this immoral culture…

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Aug 24, 2015
20 August 2015, Bangkok hotels increase security after bombing

On Monday, 17 August at 6:55 pm, an IED exploded at Erawan Shrine, Bangkok, at the corner of Phloen Chit and Ratchadamri Roads. It is a bustling area with modern…

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Aug 22, 2015
11 August 2015, Not terrorism, but a possible legal precedent for hotel safety and security…

CBS Boston reported on 11 August that a female rape victim was awarded $6.6 million in damages for an attack that happened on a hotel’s premises in 2009. A jury…

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Aug 11, 2015
25 July 2015, San Salvador, El Salvador

On 25 July, Saturday night, suspected gang members threw a grenade into (or at the) the restaurant of the Sheraton Presidente San Salvador Hotel, reports Tim Rogers at Fusion.net. Mr.…

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Jul 29, 2015
14 July 2014, Commercial property coverage premiums come down – including terrorism coverage

Nancy Crotti recently wrote an illuminating article on the decrease of commercial property coverage premiums for Commercial Property Executive. This included terrorism coverage. Titled, Buyer's Market - For Now, Ms.…

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Jul 29, 2015
29 July 2015, Main hospitality insurance points from Marsh’s venerable 2015 Terrorism Risk Insurance Report

Marsh recently published its 2015 Terrorism Risk Insurance Report, one of the top yearly terrorism insurance reports. Its statistical highlights regarding the Hospitality and Gaming sector are as follows: Terrorism Insurance…

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Jul 22, 2015
23 September 1990, the Nikko Manila Garden and Mandarin Oriental Hotels, Manila, The Philippines

On 23 September 1990, UPI reports that bombs exploded in two hotels in Manila’s central business district, known as Makati: the Nikko Manila Garden Hotel, and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.…

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Jul 13, 2015
10 July 2015, Thailand

The Phuket News and other outlets report that on 10 July, a bomb exploded at the Top Asia Hotel in Sungai Golok district, Narathiwat province, on Soi Pracha Vivat 2.…

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Jul 08, 2015
7 July 2015, Myanmar – bombers sentenced

On 3 July, a Myanmar district court sentenced Saw Myint Lwin to life in prison with hard labor for helping a terror cell bomb the Traders Hotel in Yangon in…

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Jul 04, 2015
3 July 2015, Original content: hotel terrorism underwriting in East Africa – the same for…

...with expert commentary by ATI’s Sherry Kennedy and Souvik Banerjea  by Jeff Moore, PhD, with Tim Hill, 3 July 2015 (originally written in November 2014, slightly updated for June/July 2015) With the devastating 26…

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Jul 03, 2015
2 July 2015, Update on Tunisia Sousse hotel massacre

Since first reporting on the Hotel Riu Imperial Marhaba massacre on 27 June in Sousse, Tunisia, Muir Analytics has collected additional information on the sequence of the attack. Here is the updated version: One month…

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Jul 01, 2015
30 June 2015, Tunisia

On 27 June, the Tunisian government announced increased national security measures in the wake of the 26 June Sousse hotel massacre that killed as many as 30. This was the…

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Jun 27, 2015
26 June 2015, Sousse, Tunisia

On 26 June, terrorists raided hotels along a beach in Sousse, Tunisia. Exact details of the terrorists’ tactics, the hotels struck, and the numbers of killed and wounded are tenuous,…

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Jun 10, 2015
8 June 2015, Indian security forces lament lack of hotel security

On 8 June, the Times of India ran a piece titled, “DC boss stay exposes chinks in hotels' armour.” In this story, police in Bhubaneswar (Odisha state, 150 miles down…

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Jun 02, 2015
29 May 2015, VIDEO of the aftermath: Babylon hotel bombing, Iraq

Here is a video of the aftermath of the bombing. Note the blown out windows several floors up and the scorched blast area in the parking lot. These factors demonstrate the…

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Jun 02, 2015
29 May 2015, Ishtar and Babylon hotel bombings, Iraq

The Gulf Times reports that ISIS, on 29 May 2015, claimed responsibility for bombing two hotels in Baghdad at around midnight on Thursday, 28 May: the Cristal Grand Ishtar and…

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May 29, 2015
September 1989, Hilton and Hotel Tequendama Bombings, Colombia

In the 1980s, when Colombia was in the throes of a high intensity and ultra violent narcotics war, the drug cartels not only targeted politicians, the police, and the military,…

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May 14, 2015
9 May 2015, Kenya

Peter Muiruri wrote an interesting piece for Standard Digital, a Kenya news outlet, on what some business entities in Kenya are doing to salvage the 2015 tourist season that has…

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May 14, 2015
8 May 2015, Iran

On 8 May, reports The Independent, hundreds of Kurds mobbed the Tara Hotel in Mahabad, Iran, and set fire to it over the suspicious death of a Kurdish hotel worker,…

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May 14, 2015
10 April 2015, Iraq

The Daily Mail reports that on 10 April, terrorists detonated a car bomb near the Babylon Warwick Hotel in the Karrada neighborhood, central Baghdad. The blast, which occurred during midday Friday…

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May 14, 2015
13 May 2015, Ireland

Prosecutors in Ireland continued their case in a Special Criminal Court on 13 May 2015 against alleged IRA bomber Samuel Devlin. Mr. Devlin is accused of trying to detonate a…

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May 14, 2015
23 April 2015, Tunisia

FVW magazine, one of Germany’s top travel trade news outlets, reported in April that German hotel and tourist investors continued to be optimistic about tourism and hotel investment in Tunisia…

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May 14, 2015
10 April 2015, Pakistan

The BBC reported on 10 April that Pakistani authorities released from prison Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the alleged LeT planner of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, which included attacks on two…

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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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