A week after a hotel in Beverly Hills notified workers that operations were shutting down because of the coronavirus, its parent company is being sued for nearly $200,000 by a company contracted last year to remove and replace furniture in all rooms and suites.
Westransco Inc., which has offices in Corona and Anaheim, brought the breach-of-contract complaint Monday in Santa Monica Superior Court against Luxe Worldwide Hotels LLC — owner of the Luxe Rodeo Drive — seeking at least $186,800, the balance allegedly owed under their agreement.
A hotel representative could not be immediately reached for comment.
Westransco provides logistics, warehousing, transportation and installation services in 48 states, according to its website.
The hotel and Westransco signed a contract in August 2019, months before the pandemic started, for the company to remove furniture, fixtures and equipment from all 84 guest rooms and suites, store them in a warehouse and provide new replacements for each item taken away, according to the suit.
The hotel initially made all scheduled payments until May, when Westransco received a final sum of $3,000, the suit states.
The Luxe Rodeo Drive was reported to be the first luxury hotel in the Los Angeles area to close due to the coronavirus.
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