Unlike the racist owners of the Grand Gateway Hotel, Marriott Hotels doesn’t discriminate against Indians. They would have charged anybody over $2,000 a night for some of their rooms during the Lakota Nation Invitational last week:
People headed to a Native basketball, educational and cultural tournament in South Dakota were shocked to learn that two hotels were charging more than $2,000 a night during the event.
The two hotels in Rapid City — Residence Inn and Fairfield Inn and Suites — are both owned by Marriott Hotels. On Tuesday morning, they both listed rates of $2,000 or more, with taxes and fees included.
A front desk clerk at Residence Inn who answered the phone Tuesday said the $2,353 rate (with taxes and fees included) wan’t a typo, and he said he was checking with his manager to verify the rate.
“That’s what’s showing on my end as well,” he said [Kevin Abourezk, “‘Maybe They Don’t Want Our Business’,” Indianz.com, 2022.12.13].
Abourezk’s screen caps show the four-figure rates for standard suites with either one or two beds and a pull-out sofa.