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Graduate Turned Away From Holiday Inn Express Because Staff Thought She Was A Romanian Prostitute

A student was turned away by the Holiday Inn Express because staff thought she was a Romanian prostitute, it has emerged.

The hotel chain has apologised “profusely” after 22-year-old Alecsandra Puflea tried to check in to a room in Hull with her boyfriend earlier this month.

Puflea outside the Holiday Inn hotel where she was refused accommodation The Hull University graduate had booked the room online, but upon arrival was reportedly told by a receptionist: “I’m sorry, but we don’t accept Romanians.” According to the Hull Daily Mail, 1 the hotel had introduced a policy of screening guests they suspect of engaging in illegal activity after other Romanian women were caught using the rooms for prostitution

UK: Romanian graduate refused hotel room after staff suspected she ‘might be a …

A Romanian 1 graduate student was shocked after being refused a room at a Holiday Inn Express hotel in Hull over the assumption that she might be a prostitute 2 .

Alecsandra Puflea, 22, had booked the hotel room online and was planning to stay there with her boyfriend on 6 July, however she was refused to check in at the reception after revealing that she is from Romania. “I’m sorry, but we don’t accept Romanians,” said the receptionist, according to Puflea’s claims, reported The Telegraph 3 .

Graduate and boyfriend denied room at Holiday Inn Express because ‘clerk thought she was a Romanian prostitute’

Alecsandra Puflea said she and her boyfriend were turned away by staff She claims a worker told her: ‘I’m sorry, but we don’t accept Romanians’ She said police told her the hotel is screening guests under a new policy Other Romanian women were using the rooms for prostitution, she said Hotel spokesperson said it ‘is definitely not a case of racial discrimination’ Holiday Inn Express has apologised and is now reviewing its local policy | 8 View comments One of the world s leading hotel chains has apologised to a university graduate who says she was refused a room because she was suspected of being a Romanian prostitute.

Alecsandra Puflea said she and her boyfriend were turned away when they tried to check into a room at the Holiday Inn Express in Ferensway, Hull, earlier this month.