Georgia Attorney General warns hotels to honor existing agreed rates in advance of Super Bowl  
Attorney General Chris Carr

January 30, 20193min2761
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Attorney General Chris Carr
Attorney General Chris Carr

ATLANTA– Attorney General Chris Carr is warning hotels that they need to honor existing reservations at the agreed-upon rates.

“Consumers attending the Super Bowl or the surrounding events should be able to count on businesses to honor their contractual agreements,” said Carr. “Hotels and businesses that try to unfairly take advantage of consumers will be held accountable by our office.”

If a hotel attempts to change the terms of an existing reservation, including charging a higher rate than the one established when the reservation was made, the Attorney General suggests that consumers first try to work with the business directly to resolve the matter. Certain unfair practices, depending on the circumstances, could be a violation of the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act.

Carr said it is important to note that prices for goods and services are set in the free market economy by the law of supply and demand. Although Georgia does have a price gouging statute, it only goes into effect when a State of Emergency is declared by the Governor and only applies to the specific products and services identified by the Governor. 
Consumers who believe that a business has acted unfairly or deceptively may file a complaint with the Georgia Department of Law’s Consumer Protection Division by calling 404-651-8600 or visiting

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One comment

  • Tony Amada

    February 1, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Want to advise the Barclay Hotel downtown Atlanta gouging with a rate of $1200 per night. A real dump of a hotel.. hope you do something about it.


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