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Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that the La Quinta hotel chain has formally agreed to nationally cease "call-arounds" -- a potentially anticompetitive practice in which competing hotels exchange current room rate and occupancy information that can be used to fix prices.

National hotel chain La Quinta has five hotels in Connecticut and hundreds more across the country operated under the "La Quinta Inn" and "La Quinta Inn & Suites" name.

The five Connecticut hotels are:  La Quinta Inn in Windsor Locks, La Quinta Inn & Suites in New Britain, La Quinta Inn & Suites in New Haven, La Quinta Inn & Suites in Stamford and La Quinta Inn & Suites of Stonington.

Blumenthal's antitrust investigation into the hotel industry has found that the call-around practice is prevalent in the hospitality industry and raises serious antitrust concerns when competitors share current pricing and occupancy information because the information can be manipulated to raise or stabilize rates charged for hotel rooms.

The agreement can be read here.

La Quinta Hotels is one 10 hotels that participate in the AAOHA Fair Franchising program.

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