Looking for a hotel room in Downtown Houston? I was. My choices were narrowed down to three and after reading the firearms policy of the Hyatt Regency Houston I’ve made my decision. If you are a law-abiding Texan holding a concealed handgun license, the firearms policy of the Hyatt Regency in Houston states guests or visitors of this Hyatt hotel are permitted to possess a firearm or bring it on the property for storage purposes only.
Hotel premises are private property. Guests or visitors of a Hyatt hotel who lawfully are permitted to possess a firearm, may bring such firearm onto hotel premises for storage purposes only
No exemption to this policy is allowed for private persons, even those licensed and permitted to carry a firearm, and/or where applicable, to conceal-carry a firearm.
The persons comprising the Hyatt Hotel Corporation are certainly within their right as private property owners to establish pet and firearms policies –just as law-abiding, conceal carry permit-holding persons are within their right to choose NOT to do business with Hyatt Hotel Corporation.
Do I care how long this policy has been in existence? Nah. But thanks Hyatt—another luxury property Downtown will get my business.
UPDATE: From the Texas Penal Code § 30.06. TRESPASS BY HOLDER OF LICENSE TO CARRY CONCEALED
Has the Hyatt Regency Houston posted a 30.06 sign in a conspicuous manner clearly visible to the public?
UPDATE: 30.06 sign not required?