The A-1 Motel in the Cologne section of Galloway Township was one of 10 businesses accused of price gouging during Superstorm Sandy on Wednesday, Nov. 28, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA) announced.
The hotel, located at 616 West White Horse Pike, allegedly raised its room rates by up to 117 percent, according to the DCA. The hotel allegedly charged as much as $108.70 during the declared State of Emergency, according to DCA. Prior to the State of Emergency, rooms were going for about $50 per room night, according to DCA.
A-1 Motel is owned by A. Classic Corporation, according to DCA.
The lawsuit filed Wednesday names seven hotels and three gas stations, and comes in addition to a lawsuit filed earlier this month by DCA over price gouging. The hotels include four Ratan Hospitality-owned hotels, and the other nine hotels and all three gas stations named are located in the northern portion of the state.