A major hotel chain is closing its doors in the U.S. after months of criticism over its treatment of domestic workers.
A total of 21 hotels in California, Arizona, Arizona and Texas have filed for bankruptcy protection.
One of them, the Golden Gate Hotel in San Francisco, has closed as well.
The hotel chain has been on a losing streak and has been in bankruptcy twice since 2015.
The chain announced that it would shut down by the end of March, but the news has yet to come to fruition.
The Golden Gate, in the heart of the Bay Area, is one of the most popular hotels in the country.
The company has a reputation for offering high-quality services.
In the last few years, it has faced criticism for treating domestic workers unfairly and for its treatment and training of the workforce.
The hotel chain said in a statement on Monday that it was working with federal and local authorities to resolve the company’s bankruptcy and that it “continues to take the highest ethical and moral measures” to ensure that it treats its employees fairly.
It said it has suspended the use of all credit cards in the area and the company is also providing employees with “special support services.”
“We are saddened by this news and are committed to providing the most fair, humane, and compassionate care possible for our guests and employees,” the statement said.
California is a hotbed of hotel labor abuses, and there are more than 10,000 hotels and motels in the state.
Some of the worst abuses are at hotels that operate under the guise of hotel management, which often hire foreign workers and do not pay them overtime.
In July, the California Fair Labor Association (CFLA) said it would be launching a campaign to get more hotels to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The CFLA has accused hotel chains of employing foreign workers without paying them overtime and other forms of pay.
The company has said it will continue to fight for better wages and benefits for its workers.
“The Golden, Golden Gate is committed to continuing to be a leader in providing exceptional service to guests and guests alike,” the company said in its statement.