According to ABC News on Friday, Jana Ganjian had been living at a Wisconsin hotel for nine years checked out this week after she racked up a $28,000 tab and the hotel tried to evict her.
Thirty thousand dollars behind on her bill and her life savings now depleted, a third-floor hotel room has been home for Ganjian, 64, for almost a decade, but the Marriott and a judge said it's checkout time.
The reclusive woman had tapped out her savings since moving into the Marriott after her life was turned upside down in 2004, WISN reported. Ganjian's attorney had tried to file a motion with a judge earlier this week to remain at the hotel, but the judge didn't get to it on time, prompting the eviction notice to take effect on Thursday.
"It's a cliché, I know," Ganjian told WISN. "But it feels like a nightmare to me that I can't wake from."
Ganjian said the hotel provided valuable services that she couldn’t get anywhere else, but after two loans to help her pay for the $89-a-night rate, she can no longer afford to live at the hotel.
It was unclear where Ganjian moved to. "We are working with her to try to get her into subsidized housing -- she is qualified and eligible for subsidized housing, but that takes time," said Joseph Seifert, Ganjian’s lawyer.
When ABC and other news stations called in to the hotel for a statement, Jess Flaherty, a senior director of corporate relations at Marriott International, Inc said: "As a matter of guest privacy we don't discuss details of our guests' stay".
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