CO Soldiers Celebrating Post Deployment At Hilton Met With Shocking Sign ‘No Longer Serving Military & Their Guests’
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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. (THECOUNT) — Soldiers celebrating their post deployment at a Colorado Hilton were greeted with a rude placard informing them they were not welcome at the establishment.
The DoubleTree by Hilton in Colorado Springs has since posted to its Facebook page an apology Friday afternoon for refusing to serve members of the military at the hotel’s bar Thursday night.
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The hotel faces backlash after hundreds of Facebook users shared a photo of a sign at the bar that read “NO LONGER SERVING MILITARY PERSONNEL & THEIR GUEST(S)”
A statement from the Daniel Kammerer, General Manager of the hotel, said two employees “acted without the proper authority” to exclude service members from the bar.
Kammerer’s statement said both employees are “no longer employed at the property,” reports KOAA.
He went on to say the hotel has reached out to the leaders of the group to apologize, and “our property is one that welcomes all, especially the men and women who serve our country.”
Statement from Daniel Kammerer, General Manager of the DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs:
“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.”
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