Lexington Park, MD asked in Contracts for Pennsylvania

Q: I am an administrator for a small convention, and we are working with a hotel in Pennsylvania.

I am an administrator for a small convention, and we are working with a hotel in Pennsylvania. The convention owner would like to tell the hotel that we (the convention) don't want to be crowded while we are occupying the hotel for the weekend (Friday to Sunday). We take up about 30 of the 180 guest rooms. I believe there might be a problem where we can't stop the hotel from doing business with other individuals or groups just because we don't want to be crowded. Is a requirement like "Don't take on any other individuals/groups while our convention is there" considered legal? Or is it considered interference with business activities.

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Nancy L Lanard
Nancy L Lanard
  • Plymouth Meeting, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Your contract can state language like that, but I cannot imagine any hotel would agree not sell the rooms that you are not occupying. I assume that if you wanted to pay for all the rooms they would agree to keep them empty.

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