SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) -- Adult play spaces and a dungeon in the grand ballroom at Sacramento's DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel were just some of the listed features for what has been billed as the state's biggest swingers' party.
While the hosts, a club called Allures, are calling it a "sex-abration" for New Year's Eve, one upset father who unwittingly booked a room there called it "kind of a shocker."
The father of four, who wanted his identity concealed, said he did not get a warning about the 1,000-guest event when he made a reservation. He plans to be in town for a family New Year’s Eve event with his kids.
"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 FOX40. “And, you know, there's a hot tub there and there's crazies in the hot tub."
While he said he has “no problem with what people do," he was mostly upset the hotel was booked for the event 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."
He also said he could not get any redress from the hotel.
"Pay money and not get a refund pisses me off. They were kind of rude to me,” he told FOX40. “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."
Members of Allures sat down with FOX40 to share that their party has been held at the venue for 10 years without any problem. According to them, 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 protection of their community.
A spokesperson from Hilton responded to FOX40's 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 Tuesday:
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.