Two women filed a lawsuit Monday in Cook County Circuit Court against Marriott International Inc. and a now-closed hotel in Lisle after claiming they and their respective children received numerous bedbug bites while staying at the hotel last August.
Pamela April, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Char'o Safford, of Chicago, are suing Marriott and the former Hickory Ridge Marriott Conference Hotel, 1195 Summerhill Drive, Lisle, for failing to provide guests with sanitary rooms, inspect rooms, recognize signs of bedbug attacks and exterminate the bugs, among other claims.
April, Safford and the two children stayed at the suburban hotel from Aug. 6 to 15, 2011, according to the lawsuit.
During her stay, April noticed bumps and bites all over her child's arms, hands, back, legs and scalp while helping him get dressed, according to the lawsuit. She brought this to the attention of the manager, who asked if April had made a request for clean sheets, the lawsuit says.
The two women and both children were diagnosed as having "numerous bedbug bites from a significant infestation," according to the lawsuit.
Shortly after their stay at the hotel, April and Safford were contacted by a Marriott Claims Services Corp. adjuster confirming the presence of bedbugs in the room they had been staying, the lawsuit says.
The 10-story Hickory Ridge Marriott Conference Hotel closed in late 2011.
Marriott International Inc. did not return phone calls or emails Monday night.
April and Safford's lawyer, Betty Tsamis, could not be reached for comment Monday night.
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