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Hotel Turns Away Navy Officer: Posh NYC Haunt Sorry for Fleet Week Snub

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By    |   Thursday, 28 May 2015 10:39 AM

The Standard Hotel in New York City turned away a uniformed navy officer from its lounge on Saturday during Fleet Week, and soon issued an apology after reporters came calling.

"We walked in, went to the elevator and were stopped by a doorman who said, 'Hey man, there’s a dress code,'" Ryan O’Connor, the husband of the sailor’s cousin, told the New York Daily News. The female sailor did not want to be identified.

"I said, 'Wait, are you rejecting us because someone is in a service uniform?' He kind of rolled his eyes and wouldn’t budge. I was wearing a $400 blazer and dress shoes. We were all dressed nice. The only person sticking out was the Navy officer."

The incident occurred during Fleet Week, which overlapped with Memorial Day weekend. O'Connor asked the hotel's front desk to intervene, but workers there said that entrance to the lounge was at the bouncer's discretion.

"We were all shocked and upset. This was Memorial Day weekend and walking distance from Ground Zero. This should have been a no-brainer," said O'Conner.

Later in the week, manager Nayara Branco wrote to the family with an apology.

"We most certainly do appreciate and take a lot of pride [in] all the young people giving their lives to defend our nation," Branco wrote.

"As per regular protocol, our team at the Top of The Standard is instructed to enforce a dress code — which obviously should not apply to military uniforms. Once again, our sincere apologies for the miscommunication at our end, the issue has been brought to all of our team’s attention and it will certainly not repeat itself."

"It would be a great honor to host her and her fellow colleagues" in the future, Branco concluded.

After the apology, O'Connor said that he would hold the hotel's feet to the fire.

"I’m calling on The Standard to really examine its policies. People serving our country should be a priority," he said. "The fact that her uniform wasn’t labeled Versace shouldn’t have prevented her from going in. They need to have a greater sense of the bigger picture."

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