A Chicago hotel is being sued for having an unwanted guest-bed bugs.
Two disgusted travellers claim that they and their families were bitten by bed bug at a suburban hotel in Chicago. Pamela April of Phoenix, Ariz., and Char'o Safford of Chicago are suing Marriott International Inc., saying that they suffered from several bites during their stay at Chicago's Hickory Ridge Marriott Conference Hotel, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The lawsuit says that the Marriott Hotel failed to provide guests with sanitary rooms, failed to inspect and exterminate rooms and failed to recognize signs of bed bug attacks, along with other claims.
The women are seeking $250,000 in damages as well as reimbursement for medical costs.
The hotel in the suit closed down in late 2011. The women claimed that they stayed at the hotel with their children between Aug. 5 and Aug. 15 in 2011 when they acquired bug bites all over their bodies.
April brought up the issue after discovering bites on the arms, hands, legs, and scalp of her child. The manager reportedly asked her if she had requested clean sheets. A Marriott Claims Services Corporation adjuster later contacted the women, confirming that bed bugs were found in the room that they stayed in.
This isn't the first time guests received beg bug bites at a hotel. In July, a woman claimed to receive over 200 bed bug bites after staying at the Howard Johnson hotel on Brick Church Pike in Nashville.