The following image has been floating around social media today (July 11, 2019) claiming to be a statement being made by Marriott International regarding them declining requests to use their U.S. hotels as detention facilities. The source seems to be this tweet from SanctuaryDMV.
Is there any truth to this? Is this statement official? I can’t find it—or anything close to it—on Marriott International’s official press/news center.
The image has a date of “July 11, 2019” and the text reads as follows:
Statement of Marriott International
“Marriott International has had no indication that any of our hotels have been contacted by the U.S. government to be used to detain individuals. Our hotels are not configured to be detention facilities, but to be open to guests and community members as well. While we have no particular insights into whether the U.S. government is considering the use of hotels to aid in the situation at the border, Marriott has made the decision to decline any requests to use our hotels as detention facilities.”