Legendary rock band Eagles sues Mexican hotel over the name ‘Hotel California’

PUBLISHED : Friday, 05 May, 2017, 4:16am
UPDATED : Friday, 05 May, 2017, 5:59am

The iconic rock band Eagles are suing the owners of a Mexican hotel named Hotel California, claiming it’s capitalising off the band’s hit song of the same name.

The band filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit Monday against the US-based owners of Hotel California in Todos Santos, a town on the Pacific Coast near the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Sur.

The Eagles say Hotel California has wrongly led guests to believe it’s associated with the Eagles and served as the inspiration for their song “Hotel California,” which the band says isn’t true.

The hotel website says that the owners don’t promote any association with the band but that visitors are mesmerised by the “coincidences” between the hotel and the song.

The hotel didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.