Two employees at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Colorado Springs, Colorado refused service to members of the military. A sign at the bar read “NO LONGER SERVING MILITARY PERSONNEL & THEIR GUEST(S)”.
So last night we took over 600 people to the #doubletreecoloradoSprings and paid over $50 a person. They came in and…
Posted by Justin Vames on Friday, March 15, 2019
“NO LONGER SERVING MILITARY PERSONNEL & THEIR GUEST(S),” Double Tree Employees Posted
One hotel guest, Justin Vames, posted the sign to his personal Facebook page saying his group of over 600 people were treated ‘like crap’ during a post deployment ceremony celebration.
“These men and women were being honored for serving our country, 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!”, said Vames.
Vames is a retired in 2015 after serving as an ISAF Ammo Team Chief.
According to the local KOAA news station, the hotel has issued an apology and fired the two employees involved in the incident. The hotel’s General Manager, Daniel Kammerer, said in the apology, “Two Supervisor-level employees, who have since been terminated, made poor decisions including displaying a sign that they created, which we find very offensive. Their actions were in no way associated with the values of the hotel management.”
I wanted to take this opportunity to provide again my sincerest apologies for the situation that took place last week…
Colorado Springs is home to several military bases including, Air Force Base FBD, Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Base, Peterson Air Force Base, and Schriever Air Force Base.