Manhattan, New York (CNN) The Manhattan hotel is taking a victory lap after the city’s highest court overturned the city ban on hotel room bans, allowing people to stay in the city while they wait to book rooms.
The hotel’s chief executive, Eric Leder, hailed the decision.
“This decision is an important victory for New Yorkers, and for all of our guests who have suffered discrimination,” Leder said in a statement.
The city has appealed the ruling.
“We will now focus on our business of providing an exceptional experience for New York City’s most passionate travelers,” Lander said.
The case involves a man who was denied a room in the hotel because he was black and his wife is Latino.
He sued the city in 2013, claiming discrimination and a lack of hotel rooms because of his race.
The City of New York agreed to a settlement in 2016 that made it easier for people to book hotel rooms.
A few days before the decision was announced, the hotel filed a motion for an appeal.
In the motion, the city argued that a hotel could refuse a person a room if he or she was a “potential flight risk” and had a history of mental health problems.
The motion also claimed that the hotel is not required to let people stay in a hotel while waiting for a room, but it argued that the city was obligated to make room availability available for them.
“The City is committed to ensuring that New Yorkers can enjoy their stay at the most appropriate hotel accommodations,” Lauer said in the statement.
In response to the ruling, the City Council passed a resolution calling on the city to comply with the ruling and ensure that people with mental health conditions can stay in hotels.