— You’re in the middle of the winter when the city gets hit by a freak cold.
It’s an unseasonably warm, sunny day and the temperature is in the 60s.
A friend of mine had booked a room at the hotel on Christmas Eve and was planning to stay there for three days.
“I think it would have been great,” she said.
But the cold and snow would have made staying in the hotel a little less pleasant.
“It would have meant that the only way to get out of the hotel is to use the elevator,” she explained.
She had the hotel’s elevator and thought that was fine.
But there was one problem.
“The elevator is supposed to be on the top floor and the elevator on the ground floor,” she recalled.
The elevator on top of the first floor is supposed, according to a hotel manual, to only open up to the third floor.
It was the elevator operator who had forgotten to add a note to the elevator manual to add the elevator’s third floor, which is what was required.
“This is what happened when we checked in,” she lamented.
In an email, the hotel said: “The escalators on the floor above the first-floor elevator were installed in 2006.
The escalators are located at the top of a staircase and require the use of a handrail.”
The hotel added: “We are aware of the situation and are investigating the matter.”
In a follow-up email, a spokesperson said: Our elevator systems are designed to open to the ground level when there is a problem with a staircase.
“If there is an elevator malfunction that is the elevator being operated on a floor above it and the third-floor floor is inaccessible due to the escalators.”
In an interview, the woman said she and her friend had checked into the hotel that night.
They booked their room on Dec. 21 and the first day they were in the building, they walked out the front door and walked back to their car to drive to their hotel.
When they got back to the hotel, the elevator was still not working.
“We were really worried,” she recounted.
“Then it started raining and the snow was coming down and it was really cold outside.
We were in our room, we were just so cold.”
“We got in the car and we were really scared,” she added.
She was also concerned about the elevator.
“Our car broke down,” she told CBC News.
“So we had to walk over to the street and get a lift.”
The city has said the elevator system was fixed and that the elevator company would be reimbursed for the repairs.
But now, in a statement, the Sacramento city council is requesting that the city reimburse the hotel for the cost of the repairs, which could amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The city’s statement also said the city is not willing to reimburse the city for any costs associated with the building’s new elevator system.
The council said that the City Manager will have the authority to assess whether to reimburse or not the hotel.
But in its statement, council member Matt Blum, who represents the city of Sacramento, said the hotel should not be responsible for any repairs and the council’s decision to request reimbursement should be a no-brainer.
“There are a lot of things that can go wrong in a hotel that have been fixed.
We are not willing and not willing, as a city, to assume that the hotel has the ability to fix all of the problems that they are facing,” Blum said.
The Sacramento City Council, however, is not the only one asking the city to reimburse a hotel for repairs.
In October, the American Society of Civil Engineers released a report that said the Sacramento-area economy is “in a state of shock.”
“In a very real sense, we are in a financial and economic emergency,” the report said.
“And we cannot afford to ignore that crisis.”
“Sacramento is experiencing a national and global crisis, with the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression,” the American Civil Liberties Union of California said in a release.
“But we can’t afford to lose the $1 billion that’s available each year to help rebuild and repair public facilities.”
“It’s a crisis we have to address and we have a responsibility to do that,” said City Council Member Matt Blump.
“Saco is a city that has always had a reputation for hospitality and a strong reputation for community and good vibes,” he said.
And, Blum argued, the city should be able to take responsibility for its own work.
“As a city with an historic history of hospitality and good character, we should be doing our part to help restore the hotel to its former glory,” he told CBC.
Blum has proposed a resolution asking the council to reimburse Sacramento hotels for the damages caused by the winter’s cold and the hotel operator for the failure of the elevator to open and the