Grumpy Incumbents

NYC Hotel Association Slyly Disses Airbnb

Just got an official statement from the Hotel Association of New York City regarding Airbnb and the “illegal hotels” law: “The Hotel Association of New York City is made up of legitimate hotel owners and operators who comply with the building code including all relevant fire safety and labor laws, with many of its members having rates that are not only competitive but also provide excellent value,” says Lisa Linden, a spokesperson for the association.

Follow Adrianne Jeffries on Twitter or via RSS. ajeffries@observer.com