The Eagles Have Sued Hotel California

Hotel California

Famous band, The Eagles filed a lawsuit against the small hotel in Mexico due to the use of the name “Hotel California” without a license because that name bears their Grammy award-winning song from 1976. In a complaint filed late Monday, the Eagles said owners of the 11-room Todos Santos hotel in Baja California Sur “actively encourage” guests to believe the hotel is associated with the band, in order to sell t-shirts and other merchandise, and make guests feel welcome.

Hotel California

“More reports on the Internet shows that Americans who visit the hotel Todos Santos and buy their souvenirs believe that this hotel is connected with The Eagles band, which is not the case,” reads the complaint.
This allegedly included piping “Hotel California” and other Eagles songs through the hotel sound system, and selling t-shirts in that refer to the hotel as “legendary,” resulting in apparent confusion among many guests who posted online reviews.
Otherwise, Todos Santos hotel was named Hotel California when it opened in 1950, but went through a series of name changes before a Canadian couple, John and Debbie Stewart, bought it in 2001, and according to The Eagles began using the original name in marketing.

Hotel California

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.


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