Hotels are liable for the loss of a guests property under common law. This called absolute or strict liability. This only applies to the guests property that is within the hotel. There are exceptions to this absolute liability rule. One of those is a loss due to an act of God, such as a hurricane. Other exceptions include loss due to a public enemy or guest negligence.
Notorious Retired Hurricane Names. Never to be used again. Credit: Hurricane Floyd Courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, J. Jordan When a hurricane hits and causes substantial damage and loss of life, its name becomes retired from the rotating list of hurricane names, out of respect to those affected.