The Boston Licensing Board concluded this week that the Hyatt Regency on Avenue de Lafayette was not to blame for two incidents in which men were robbed in hotel rooms.
The board did ask the hotel to supply a detailed Covid-19 response plan, however.
At a hearing on Tuesday, the board heard BPD detectives describe an incident in which a man said a lady of the evening managed to lift $4,000 in cash from his clothing even as she was performing oral sex on him and another in which a man who met up with a female guest he'd found on Tinder was tased and then robbed of a lesser amount. The hotel was issued citations for both, one for allowing prostitution, the other for an armed robbery.
The hotel's attorney argued that both incidents were arranged via private channels and took place in the privacy of guest rooms, so there was no way the hotel could have known they would happen or be blamed for them. He noted hotel workers cooperated with police and gave officers quick access to surveillance video of the public areas in the hotel - where the parties met, but where nothing untoward happened.