“…The pool and hot tub filters needed repairs…a portion of the Hilton’s ninth-floor roof also was damaged, along with a 10th-floor window. The suit seeks reimbursement for repairs, as well as interest and attorney’s fees. Cano was unsure when the case could head to trial…”
Beer bottles allegedly tossed from a privately owned 29th-floor condo atop the Hilton Austin reportedly caused more than $10,000 in damage to the hotel’s pool and hot tub, according to a lawsuit. Attorney Matthew Cano said he filed the lawsuit in Travis County Court-at-Law No. 1 on behalf of Austin Convention Enterprises Inc., a nonprofit city entity that owns the Hilton, after almost a year’s worth of negotiations with the condo’s owner.
According to the suit, several beer bottles were dropped from the 29th-floor condo’s balcony on July 31, 2011. Some landed in the Hilton’s pool and hot tub, while others shattered nearby.
The incident forced the hotel to close the pool and hot tub so they could be drained and cleaned before being refilled, Cano said.