Chain hotels hurt mom & pop

To the editor,

The current building of mega-storied name-brand-hotels in the heart of Durango is going to harm existing mom & pop hotels/motels/B&Bs. Price wars will greatly reduce typical summer room rates and many will turn into the likes of North Main motels with long-term stays – that used to have successful year-around short term stays in the early 1980s before Purgatory built accommodations.

Soon, all the Durango mom & pops will be renting rooms at a major discount to barely stay alive. Only corporate hotels can afford empty rooms as a write-off. What happened to Durango’s management team?

– Sally Florence, Durango