A Black woman who says she was required to sign a" no party policy" when she checked into her Portland hotel is suing them for $300,000.
Felicia Gonzales says that the hotel chain singled her out because of her race.
Gonzales claims the front desk clerk at the Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown/Convention Center told her that all guests had to sign the policy. But when a white couple then checked in after her, they were not made to sign the policy.
Gonzales' attorneys have slammed the policy, saying that it should be used to inform all guests of noise limits and "not to insinuate any distrust in the 'average' guest."
"No hotels want to have parties in them, and we don't want that type of business," the policy read.
Gonzales' lawsuit says she was a Marriott rewards member and "had never had a problem or noise complaint at any other Marriott hotel she had ever stayed at." But the suit says she signed the policy when asked: "so she could get into her room" for a five-night stay.
"Having to sign a "NO PARTY" Policy form did not feel right to Ms. Gonzales, so she went back to the front desk," according to the lawsuit. "Ms. Gonzales observed as multiple Caucasian guests checked in. None of them were asked to sign a "NO PARTY" Policy."
The lawsuit filed seeks $300,000 for embarrassment, frustration, humiliation, and "feelings of racial stigmatization." The suit also says it could later be amended to add $1 million in punitive damages per Oregon Live.