4:30 a.m. Danger Alert
Check in went well. The next day we went to pool for a swim around 7 p.m. Much to our dismay we were surrounded by families with many children in the water. There were half a dozen fathers carrying children too young to swim and others encouraging their children to play games. We felt like we were in the middle of a city pool in the middle of a hot day.
Screaming and splashing echoed throughout the pool area. There was no chance to use the hot tub. When we inquired at the desk if there was a special event going on, they shrugged and said there was not. People in the neighborhood who don't have pools book a room to be able to swim in the pool.
At 4:30 A.M. on the night before we were to check out the hotel sounded an alarm indicating imminent danger in the hotel. There was supposed to be further instructions but none were forthcoming and the alarm kept blasting. When no further instructions were given we headed to the stairs and walked down 8 flights of stairs. Guests of the hotel flooded to the outside. No explanations were given to guests. We walked to the front of the hotel and were greeted with flashing lights from fire engines . Guests were being let into the lobby. Only when I asked a policeman at the door did I hear that there had been a concern in the kitchen area. No explanation was ever received from hotel staff.