Hotel Fires Staff Over 'No Longer Serving Military' Sign

March 19, 2019

(CONNECTING VETS) - A DoubleTree in Colorado Springs found itself playing host to a roughly 600-person Army grog -- and then left a sign on the bar that read "No longer serving military personnel & their guest(s)."

A Facebook post originally posted by Aimee Osbourne read:

"So last night we took over 600 people to the #doubletreecoloradoSprings and paid over $50 a person. They came in and shut down our traditions. Treated us like crap, refused to leave food for guests in the bathroom or chatting. They said when they are seated they will be served.

They charged us over $12 a drink which we all paid. And then left this sign on the bar! This event was a post deployment ceremony! These men and women where being honored for serving our county, but I guess serving them at the double tree is too much! Just so you know, we did not damage the building and there was no reason to treat us this way!"

The two employees involved no longer work at the hotel, according to Daniel Kammerer, the general manager at DoubleTree Colorado Springs. He also released the following statement in a social media post:

"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."

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