A furious dad has demanded a refund after California hotel staff fail to notify him they are hosting a swingers’ party during his family stay.
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, said he booked a room for his family at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels in Sacramento, Calif for New Year’s Eve so that they could attend a family party that night.
Only after the reservation was confirmed did the man discover that an event was being held at the hotel called ‘SEXabration’ after being notifed by a friend. The event was to be held in the hotel’s grand ballroom on New Year’s Eve.
The father spoke to local television station KTXL on Monday and said: “[It was] kind of a shocker.”
The event was being hosted by the club Allures, which is known as California’s biggest swingers’ party with around 1,000 guests expected to attend.
According to the event page, guests should expect access to an ‘on premise play suite’ which has heavily curtained cabanas and a ‘dungeon room’.
The father stated that he had no problem with what was taking place, however, he said that he should have been notified about the party before making the room reservation.
“People that are spending good money to stay at the Hilton should be aware of what’s going on under their nose, especially if they have families,” he said. “And, you know, there’s a hot tub there and there’s crazies in the hot tub.”
The man added that he felt extremely uncomfortable taking his family near that sort of “environment”.
“I think it’s totally wrong that the Hilton is putting on something like this,” he said.
The man claims he was refused a refund after asking the hotel.
“Pay money and not get a refund pisses me off. They were kind of rude to me,” he said. “They actually sent me a survey on my phone, like within the last hour. They asked if they helped me out and I wrote poor, poor, poor, poor. No, you did not help me out. You won’t give me my money back.”
DoubleTree representatives were requested to comment by KTXL but declined.
A spokesperson for Hilton’s corporate office said the Sacremento DoubleTree Hotel is independantly owned and managed, therefore they couldn’t make any comments.
The club Allures has also not responded to KTXL’s request for a comment.
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