A man landed himself in the hospital this week after impaling himself on a fence at a Hilton
Garden Inn in Manchester, New Hampshire
, where he got stuck attempting to flee before paying his bill.
Reuters reports that the 30-year-old North Carolina man, whose name has not been released, was impaled when he tried to jump a fence near the hotel. Fire crews were called to the scene around 11:30 p.m. Saturday evening and had to use metal cutters and hydraulic cutting tools as well as a saw to get him free, according to the Manchester Union Leader.
The man was taken to an area hospital, where reports seem to indicate that he is still doing well, despite having 18 inches of fence still in his leg when he arrived.
“He was actually in pretty good shape. He was texting and making phone calls. He was very cooperative,” said Lt. Max Chiasson, Manchester Fire Department, to WHDH news.
No word yet on whether the man has been released or whether the hotel will press charges. We’re pretty sure that the man has gotten “stuck” in enough trouble already, although we hope he has to pay his bill and the cost of the damage to the fence.
The end of the holiday season doesn’t mean all the discounts are gone. So, while the big box retailers begin to reset their prices to “normal,” Hilton is extending Christmas cheer through the end of January. The hotel chain is offering cuts of up to 33 percent on weekend rates in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. The brands included are Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites (keep in mind that not all properties are participating, though).
As long as you book by the end of the month, you can secure the discounted pricing for any Friday, Saturday or Sunday stay throughout the rest of the year. So, instead of scrambling at the last minute for Valentine’s Day, birthday or anniversary presents, get it all out of the way now. This could really take the headache out of gift-giving this year.
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Sunday March 8th is when we have to give back the hour we gained last year when DST started.
For most hotel chains, this means guests will get one hour less to enjoy the comfort of their beds, but the Hilton Garden Inn chain has taken this, and turned it into a smart opportunity for a little PR goodwill.
All guests who stay at a Hilton Garden Inn this Sunday will get an additional 2 hours to check out. This gives you a little extra time to sleep in, and grab that hour that you lost.
The promotion is called “give back the hour” and is valid at “participating” Hilton Garden Inn properties – which probably means you’ll have to ask for it when you check in. As with most of these promotions, don’t just assume you’ll get to sleep in, or you could be in for a nasty surprise on your bill when you check out.