Meriden Hotel Making Changes

Meriden, Conn. (WTNH) – the Comfort Inn & Suites of Meriden has reached a voluntary compliance agreement, to resolve allegations that the hotel was not being operated in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Right now the hotel is in the process of making the changes required by the compliance agreement, including improvements to accessible rooms, public areas and the parking lot.  The improvements will continue over the next 18 months.

Under federal law, private entities that own or operate “places of public accommodation,” which includes hotels, are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of disability.

“The Americans with Disabilities Act ensures that individuals are able to access and enjoy the state’s hotels and other public accommodations,” stated Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut. She went on to say, “Our Office is committed to enforcing the ADA, which requires businesses to appropriately serve the diverse population of patrons who live, work, and visit Connecticut.  We appreciate the willingness of Comfort Inn & Suites to make the necessary changes.”

Any member of the public who wishes to file a complaint alleging that a hotel or any other place of public accommodation in Connecticut is not accessible to persons with disabilities may contact the U.S. Attorney’s Office at 203-821-3700.

Additional information about the ADA can be found at, or by calling the Justice’s Department’s toll-free information line at (800) 514-0301 and (800) 514-0383 (TDD).  More information about the Civil Rights Division and the laws it enforces is available at

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