In addition to regulating the design of hotel rooms, the Americans with Disabilities Act also mandates that hotels make public areas and amenities accessible to guests with disabilities. Travelers with disabilities frequently encounter issues with access to hotel amenities and services, and I will address the regulations concerning a couple of those here.
The 2010 ADA Standards require new and existing hotel swimming pools to be accessible to wheelchair users and guests with disabilities. The following regulatory deadlines were imposed:
- On or after March 15, 2012 — All newly constructed or altered hotel swimming pools must comply with the 2010 [...]