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WAC 314-02-0413

What are the requirements if the hotel licensee does not operate the business serving alcohol or food within the hotel premises?

(1)(a) If any facilities within the hotel premises used for alcoholic beverage service and the preparation, cooking, and serving of food are operated under contract or joint venture agreement with a business separate from the hotel business, the operator may hold a license separate from the license held by the operator of the hotel.
(b) Food and beverage inventory used in separately licensed operations on the hotel premises may not be shared and shall be separately owned and stored by the separate licensees.
(c) The board may require a hotel licensee to submit a copy of the contract or joint venture agreement when a party other than the hotel operator provides food and alcoholic beverage service. Such contract or agreement must require the provider of food and alcoholic beverage services to meet the food service requirements of WAC 314-02-0411.
(d) The hotel licensee is responsible for the conduct of alcohol sales and service by a separately licensed business and violation incurred by the separately licensed business may result in an administrative violation for the hotel licensee.
(2)(a) If alcohol is consumed in an area of the hotel premises operated by a business separate from the hotel business but under a contract or joint venture agreement with the hotel licensee to conduct activities other than food service, the hotel licensee is responsible for violations of alcohol laws and regulations resulting from conduct of the separate business.
(b) The board may require a hotel licensee to submit a copy of the contract or joint venture agreement between the licensee and the separate business.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.24.590. WSR 08-17-067, ยง 314-02-0413, filed 8/19/08, effective 9/19/08.]
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