Arisia Succeeds in Raising Funds to Pay Hotel Cancellation Penalty Settlement

Arisia, Inc. announced during their 2020 convention last weekend that they  hit the $40K fundraising target to pay the hotel cancellation penalty settlement. The penalties were incurred when Arisia 2019 was moved from two strike-affected hotels they were planning to use.

Under the terms of the settlement agreements, the hotels waived a total of approximately $150,000 in cancellation fees and anticipated attrition charges, provided that Arisia makes a residual $44,486.23 payment by March 15, 2020.

The goal was met with the help of $20,000 in matching funds from anonymous sources.

Fundraising continues —

Thanks to many donations, we have met the need for $40,000 to take care of Arisia’s recent settlement of our Westin and Aloft cancellation fees. We are continuing to raise money to cover previously incurred legal expenses and settlements and to return Arisia to a financially stable position.

[Thanks to Daniel Dern for the story.]

2 thoughts on “Arisia Succeeds in Raising Funds to Pay Hotel Cancellation Penalty Settlement

  1. It’s regrettable that this was necessary at all — the arbitrator’s decision that I read completely ignored the hotel’s behavior (toward Arisia, not toward the union) — but it’s good the convention was able to raise the money.

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