Single Sign Pits Hotel Against US Military

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The DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Colorado is scrounging to do damage control after some now former employees put up a very unfortunate sign.

Roughly 600 military members had come to the hotel to attend a ball that was being hosted in the hotel located in Colorado Springs. 

It should be noted that will the hotel hosted the event, it was not free. Patrons in attendance were required to pay $50 per person, which did not include any alcoholic beverages enjoyed during the celebration. 

Despite this the hotel staff shortly posted a sign to the bar stating that, “NO LONGER SERVING MILITARY PERSONNEL & THEIR GUEST(S).”

There have been no reports or complaints of unruly behavior stemming from the military members attendance, it seems the staff just didn’t feel like serving the men and women who defend our nation. 

While the reasoning may be unclear, Daniel Kammerer, who is the general manager of DoubleTree has issued a statement apologizing for the occurrence and stating that the employees responsible for the sign have been terminated. 

Kammerer’s statement read:

“Our property has a proud history of hiring veterans and welcoming the military as our guests. Last night two of our team members acted without the proper authority to close and exclude military guests from our hotel’s bar. This action is inconsistent with our values and we humbly apologize. The two team members are no longer employed at the property. We have attempted to contact the leaders of the group to apologize and confirm that our property is one that welcomes all, especially the men and women who serve our country.”

It’s a sad state of affairs that men and women can risk their lives to defend our nation only to be met with such abhorrent behavior. 

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