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.

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Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.

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

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