Hampton Inn is a good hotel chain for budget-minded travelers. The rooms are clean, and the free breakfast usually has something for vegan guests (fruit, bagels or oatmeal). But we’re beginning to think that it might be wise for travelers to avoid Hampton Inn in South Florida.
Earlier this year, Hampton Inn in Plantation was declared the “Official Host Hotel” of the Davie Pro Rodeo. The hotel offers a special rodeo rate. This weekend, there will be a rodeo at the South Florida Fairgrounds. The Hampton Inn in West Palm Beach is also offering special rodeo rates.
Rodeo is a form of entertainment grounded in violence. Steer-wrestling, calf-roping and other rodeo events display and encourage brutal treatment of animals and insensitivity to their suffering.
Please contact the following Hampton Inn hotels and urge them to reconsider their support of this cruel and exploitive event.
Hampton Inn West Palm Beach/Lake Worth
8205 Lake Worth Road
Lake Worth, FL 33467
Phone: (561) 472-5980
Hampton Inn Plantation/Ft. Lauderdale
7801 SW 6th Street
Plantation, FL 33324
Phone: (954) 382-4500
Most Hampton hotels are independently owned and operated by franchisees, but please send a copy of your e-mails to the corporate headquarters. Let them know that the support of rodeo by Hampton Inn hotels in South Florida is likely to offend customers concerned about the welfare of animals.