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Exclusive: Hotel Oloffson not closed, its tweet was misleading

Hotel Oloffson led many people to believe they closed permanently with a contradictory tweet Sept. 4. Photo courtesy of Hotel Oloffson

In a tweet, the famed Hotel Oloffson inadvertently led to rumors that it had closed permanently.

On Sept. 4, the hotel wrote on its official account, “The Hotel Oloffson is officially closed but we always keep a small staff on hand so if you’re hungry, thirsty or need a home away from home give us a call and we’ll open the gate for you.” 

Many readers took the message to mean the hotel was shuttered permanently and they flooded the post with comments expressing grief about the closure. When The Haitian Times called to confirm, Oloffson’s management clarified that it isn’t closed, only running at low capacity because of the novel coronavirus.

Onz Chery

Onz Chery

A City College of New York graduate, Onz Chery covers politics, health, crime and other topics for The Haitian Times. He previously wrote for Elite Sports New York and the Cosmopolitan Soccer League. Chery can be contacted by email at [email protected] or on twitter @onz_11.
Onz Chery
Sep. 09, 2020

ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “Exclusive: Hotel Oloffson not closed, its tweet was misleading”

  1. manipulador de alimentos es says:

    Que buen artículo. Me encantó todala cantidad de información que das. Se agradece.

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