Hotel Harrington and Harry’s Bar will be closed during the January rally for President Donald J. Trump in Washington D.C. The hotel announced the decision on its website.
“Washington D.C. has been our home for 106 years and we join with all of our guests, visitors, staff and neighbors in our concern and desire for everyone’s health and safety,” the hotel’s message says. “We greatly appreciate the trust our guests have placed in Hotel Harrington over the years and we wish to continue to earn that trust.
“While we cannot control what happens outside of the hotel, we are taking additional steps to protect the safety of our visitors, guests and employees.
“Hotel Harrington will be closed on Jan. 4, 5 and 6. We will not be accommodating guests, with the exception of our long-term residents who call our hotel home. Refunds will be made for all pre-paid reservations. Notifications are being sent to all reservation-holders beginning today.”
The hotel is just a half block from Pennsylvania Avenue between the Capitol and the White House. Hundreds of Proud Boys stayed there in December during a weekend Trump rally.
According to reports, Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio said that the intersection outside of the hotel is still a gathering point for the group.
In December there were stabbings either in or near Hotel Harrington. Members of the Proud Boys were stabbed by BLM/Antifa member(s) after breaking into the hotel gift shop. That is the account I was told that night in Washington D.C.
I have been unable to verify that is exactly what happened, but wanted to share that version of events I was told.
Nonetheless, Hotel Harrington doesn’t want the Proud Boys staying in their hotel. And the hotel is weathering the consequences of such a decision.
Trump supporters are bombarding the hotel with negative reviews. So much so that TripAdvisor is not allowing reviews for the hotel.
“Due to a recent event that has attracted media attention and has caused an influx of review submissions that do not describe a first-hand experience, we have temporarily suspended publishing new reviews for this listing. If you’ve had a firsthand experience at this property, please check back soon — we’re looking forward to receiving your review!”
Reviews are being left, both positive and negative, on the hotel’s Facebook page as well.
To my knowledge, the Proud Boys haven’t been responsible for damaging hotel property.
It is interesting to see a hotel refuse service essentially to a group of people heading to Washington D.C. for a political protest.
If they were “Pride Boys” instead of Proud Boy, I’m not sure reactions would be the same from the tolerant, liberal Left.