Re: Challenge to Hospitality: The ID Check in the Lobby

> M>>> The New York Times

>>> "At that point, I was kind of irritated at myself. I mean, a hotel >>> lobby is, like, a public place, right? They claim the right to >>> demand ID just to come in?" >> No, a hotel lobby is NOT a public place. It is private property and >> the owner may require such security checks as the owner deems >> appropriate. > "NOT a public place" would imply that the no-smoking ban in NY is a crock.

In New York City, quite a few hotel lobbies _are_ public places, because the hotel got a zoning variance in return for making its lobby a public place.


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