HILTON UNDER FIRE FOR ‘RESORT FEES’

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson has filed a lawsuit against Hilton, accusing it of deceptive business practices.

Peterson alleged that Hilton has violated Nebraska's consumer protection laws since 2012, citing its use of last-minute 'resort fees' as an example of its alleged deception.

"For years, Hilton has misled consumers in Nebraska regarding the true cost of certain Hilton hotel rooms," said Attorney General Peterson. "They failed to heed warnings from the Federal Trade Commission and the mounting complaints from their own customers."

Attorney General Doug Peterson

The lawsuit lists three specific ways in which Hilton has allegedly violated Nebraska's Consumer Protection Act and Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act - hiding the true price of hotel rooms; failing to disclose all booking fees; and misleading consumers about what resort fees actually pay for.

The announcement comes just weeks after Washington D.C. sued Marriott for similar practices. According to the lawsuit, Marriott charged additional mandatory fees on a daily basis for a room at many of its hotels. However, Marriott did not include these daily, mandatory fees in the room rate advertised online.