Father Upset Hotel Refused to Refund Him After Hosting ‘SEXabration’ New Year’s Eve Party
A father of four was furious at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels in Sacramento, California, after learning about the state’s biggest swingers party set to be held in the hotel’s grand ballroom on New Year’s Eve through a friend.
The father, who asked to remain anonymous, booked a room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels located in Sacramento California, United States for a family New Year’s Eve event he planned to attend with his children. He said that he was not notified about the swingers party with nearly 1000 guests expected to attend when the reservation was made. It was not until after he confirmed the reservation, he learned through a friend that an event called “SEXabration” was to be held in the hotel’s grand ballroom on New Year’s Eve.
“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 told a NEWS source. “And, you know, there’s a hot tub there and there’s crazies in the hot tub.”
The man said he has “no problem with what people do,” he was mostly upset the hotel was booked for the swingers’ party and other potential guests were not informed.
“I’m at the point where I don’t even want to bring my family into that environment,” he said. “I think it’s totally wrong that the Hilton is putting on something like this.”
“[It was] kind of a shocker,” the father told local television station on Monday.
When he asked the hotel for a refund, the man said he was refused. He believes that it is wrong for the hotel to reject his refund request after learning about the swingers’ party from a friend.
“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.”
The swingers’ New Year’s Eve party was hosted by the Club Allures.
Members of Allures sat down with a NEWS source to share that their party has been held at the venue for 10 years without any problem and the only thing anyone passing by the ballroom doors will notice is dancing couples in ball gowns and tuxedos. They did not want to go on camera for the privacy and protection of their community.
A spokesperson from Hilton responded to a NEWS source request for comment, saying, “From a company perspective, we do not discriminate against any individual or group and our goal is to provide a welcoming and safe environment for all guests visiting our hotel.”
The Sacramento DoubleTree Hotel is independently owned and managed and released its own statement about the event:
There is a private event that has been booked for New Year’s Eve. We take the comfort and privacy of all of our guests very seriously. As with any large event the utmost care is taken to assure there is no disruption to other guests, including additional security. With that being said we understand if a guest feels they would like to cancel their reservation and will, of course, accommodate them to the best of our ability.