Airbnb did not disclose what actions will be taken outside the ban.
Airbnb’s steps may not stop a person Staying in one of its attributes out of violent intentions. The names of everyone involved in the congressional riots are unknown, so it is difficult to issue a comprehensive ban. Airbnb said it was cross-referencing the January 6 arrest log of the DC Police Department. It is also looking for press releases from US prosecutors listing arrests and charges.
Hotels in the Washington, DC area will also have to bear the risk of hosting people who rioted in the Capitol last week.
Thomas Penny, president of Donohoe Hospitality Services, which runs 12 hotels in the DC area, said people attending Capitol events live in some of his hotels. But he said that his hotel did not know who was involved in the violence.
Penny said that his hotel had dealt with some “problems”, but a large number of guests were peaceful last week. He declined to elaborate on the problem. He said that after the inauguration, his hotel near the Capitol will remain safe but will continue to operate.
Penny said: “We ask people to respect our team and follow the guidelines of our hotel.” “As long as they do, they respect our people and follow our guidelines. We welcome everyone here.”
He said his hotel made room rates attractive to members of the National Guard. Thousands of National Guards are expected to hold inauguration in the city.
The Washington, DC Hotel Association did not respond to a request for comment.