Delaware hotel apologizes, agrees to put up homeless

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Posted: Jan 09, 2015 7:38 AM

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A luxury Delaware hotel that canceled the reservation of a group of homeless people on Christmas night now says it will provide a weekend stay for six homeless people.

The Hotel du Pont's reversal came Thursday after a story by WDEL-AM about the reservation cancellation. The story caused a social media backlash, including a number of users who dropped the Wilmington hotel's Facebook rating from four stars to just 1.5.

WDEL (http://bit.ly/17pvAzd ) reports the hotel apologized and called the whole thing a misunderstanding.

The hotel canceled a reservation in a $640 suite for six homeless people on Christmas night, saying the group probably didn't have proper identification. The room had been booked by a man who said he wanted to give the group a special treat on Christmas.

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Information from: WDEL-AM, http://www.wdel.com/