MIAMI South Beachâ€™s trendy Marlin Hotel is the target of a lawsuit by the National Football League for allegedly reneging on a deal to supply 13 hotel rooms during the first week of February for the Super Bowl.
Itâ€™s the third time that the league has sued a hotel for failing to keep their reservations. Last month, the South Beach Hotel and the Crest Hotel were sued by the NFL for allegedly breaking an agreement to reserve 54 rooms for the league. Both have denied signing a contract to reserve the rooms and have filed lawsuits seeking to stay the arbitration proceedings.
The disputed rooms are only a small portion of the 18,000 rooms secured by the NFL when South Florida won the bid to host Super Bowl XLI. Hotels can boost their profits if they keep their rooms out of the NFL's allotted block and book them at regular rates.
Executives with the NFL and the Marlin Hotel were not immediately available for comment.