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Amid Wildfires, Hotels Need to Prep and Learn Strategies

Hotel Business

It seems that each day there are ever-increasing news alerts relating to wildfires occurring out West, which pop up on one’s smartphone or appear as news tickers. Oftentimes, we’re met with images of damaged property, which extends far beyond residential losses.


Linda Kornfeld, vice chair of insurance recovery for Blank Rome law firm, has tips for hotel operators in an area where natural disasters can certainly take their toll.

“It’s important to get your claim in early. The sooner the insurer knows about your claim, the sooner it can be involved in approving expenses you incur to respond to the damage. While not always possible, it helps to try and get the insurer to sign off on those expenses before you make them,” Kornfeld said. Also important is noting deadlines so you can comply with them, and asking insurers for extensions in advance if needed.

"Amid Wildfires, Hotels Need to Prep and Learn Strategies," by Abby Elyssa was published in Hotel Business on October 21, 2018.