Jackson Hilton Hotel steps up when the community had a need.
Spring came in like a lion to my town this weekend and gave us a hard right jab: 22 injured, 40,000-plus without power and lots of property damage. You can check out a photo slide show at the Clarion-Ledger Web site (click here) or the video at WLBT (click here).
Sometimes in these situations, local hotels and motels will jack up rates. I recall several instances of lodging facilities being charged for price-gouging after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Last night I heard something so interesting that I had to confirm it. I was told that the Jackson Hilton, was offering rooms for $50 a night to Jackson residents who were displaced by the storm . These rooms normally go for more than $150 a night! So this morning I called and asked the front desk clerk if that was the case. “Yes, that is true,” she said, and then paused. “But we’re all sold out.”
Hats off to the Jackson Hilton for stepping up when the community had a need.