Why Marriott Refused To Rescue These Tourists From Hurricane Irma


Why Marriott Refused To Rescue These Tourists From Hurricane Irma

Imagine being trapped on a devastated island with dwindling food, water and shelter — when suddenly you see a rescue boat on the horizon. Now imagine that boat isn’t for you, because you booked the wrong hotel.

That’s exactly what happened to dozens of people on the hurricane-stricken Caribbean island of St. Thomas, who say they were left behind by a half-empty rescue boat reserved for guests of a Marriott resort.
“It was really hard to see people with kids and elderly people who don’t have anywhere to stay get turned away by this boat… For some people, …

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