A New York City hotel that was previously taking in migrants has now kicked 30-room reservation wedding parties out.
Deanna Mifsud, 35, who was going to be the bride stated that she felt “discarded” after the hotel chose to kick them out just so they could make a few extra dollars. In her short remarks to the New York Post, she said that what The Crossroads Hotel in Newburgh, New York had done was not right. As she pointed out they were ready to welcome 160 guests that would arrive from across the country to attend an upstate Wallkill wedding in June.
Gary Moretti, 37, who is the husband-to-be stated that they had a legal contract that provided them with these rooms. As he argued they wanted to ensure that everyone attending the wedding would be safe and having a great time.
The newlyweds and many members of the wedding party, 10 bridesmaids and five groomsmen, as well as many guests arriving from California, Florida, Arizona, Minnesota, Connecticut, New Jersey, Long Island, and Westchester, had booked the hotel hoping to stay there only to now be faced with an unexpected cancellation. As Mifsud shared there was no warning and when she called them, she waited 45-plus minutes only to be told there was nothing they could do.
Mifsud revealed that they only found out about the cancellation from the news reports announcing that the hotel would be welcoming migrants to its venue. Migrants’ hotels complying with New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ sanctuary city policy, could be receiving as much as $190 per night to house migrants.