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Hotel offers to reinstate canceled wedding venue block after Taylor Swift concert announcement

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Massachusetts hotel offers to reinstate block of rooms for couple’s wedding after bride-to-be says hotel derailed deal following Taylor Swift’s announcement of nearby concerts slated for the same weekend in May. Christina Leonard and her fiancé are planning their wedding at a venue in Foxbourgh and have been looking to book a block of rooms at the Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel on Route 1 near Walpole. Leonard told NewsCenter 5 that his block was suddenly canceled the same day Swift announced a tour that included performances at Gillette Stadium. In an email Friday morning to Leonard and reporter Mary Saladna, a hotel manager apologized for “the misunderstanding.” The post offers to reinstate the room block and provide free accommodation for Leonard and his fiancé. The executive also offered to allow the wedding party to prepare for the wedding in the hotel’s meeting space or hang out there after the reception. “I personally can only imagine how you feel and cannot apologize enough for the anguish this has caused you and your fiancé,” wrote Beth Scherer, Vice President of Jiten. Hotel Management. Original article, published November 3: Taylor Swift is breaking hearts and not just with her love songs. The massive pop star’s recently announced concert tour dates are wreaking havoc on the wedding industry and couples here in Massachusetts have not been spared. A bride-to-be says her plans were derailed, after her bed and breakfast block at a hotel within walking distance of Gillette Stadium in Foxborough was suddenly cancelled, the same day Taylor Swift announced her concert tour dates which included the nearby stadium. For months, Christina Leonard has been planning her May 2023 wedding to Carmine. The couple’s venue is the Lakeview Pavilion in Foxborough. Two days ago, the Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel on Route 1 near Walpole canceled Leonard’s block of hotel rooms. “I can’t believe it,” Leonard said. “I get an email from them saying you’re cancelled.” It was the same day Swift announced she would be playing two shows at Gillette Stadium that same weekend in May. “I kept saying our deal means nothing? That’s why,” Leonard said. “They said, no, we have a big event coming up.” “It’s just because of the money, that’s the only reason,” Leonard said. “He told me on the phone that they were going to get $1,000 a night.” His contract with the hotel is for 10 rooms at a rate of $169 a night. The first page of the agreement reads: “The hotel will guarantee the number of rooms specified in the contract…” and the contract “is intended to record the details of the agreement and bind the parties”. However, on the last page of the contract that Leonard signed and returned, the hotel’s sales manager has yet to sign his name. Yet, after Leonard turned in the paperwork, he emailed her saying, “Success. Got it. You’re ready. I’ll create the booking link and send it to you.” But now the hotel says they need those 10 rooms they offered. They offered her a block of rooms at a sister hotel, a Comfort Inn hotel in Randolph, which is about 18 miles from the wedding venue. “I don’t know what good it does for me,” Leonard said. “The point is being five minutes from my venue.” WCVB called and emailed local hotel management and has also contacted Hilton’s offices for comment, but as of this story’s publication date, had not yet received a response.

Massachusetts hotel offers to reinstate block of rooms for couple’s wedding after bride-to-be says hotel derailed deal following Taylor Swift’s announcement nearby concerts scheduled for the same weekend in May.

Christina Leonard and her fiancé are planning their wedding at a venue in Foxbourgh and have been looking to book a block of rooms at the Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel on Route 1 near Walpole. Leonard told NewsCenter 5 that his block was suddenly canceled the same day Swift announced a tour that included performances at Gillette Stadium.

In an email Friday morning to Leonard and reporter Mary Saladna, a hotel manager apologized for “the misunderstanding.” The post offers to reinstate the room block and provide free accommodation for Leonard and his fiancé.

The executive also offered to allow the wedding party to prepare for the wedding in the hotel’s meeting space or hang out there after the reception.

“I personally can only imagine how you feel and cannot apologize enough for the anguish this has caused you and your fiancé,” wrote Beth Scherer, Vice President of Jiten. Hotel Management.


Original article, published on November 3:

Taylor Swift breaks hearts and not just with her love songs.

The pop star’s recently announced concert tour dates are wreaking havoc on the wedding industry and couples here in Massachusetts have not been spared.

A bride-to-be says her plans have been derailed, after her bed and breakfast block at a hotel within walking distance of Gillette Stadium in Foxborough was suddenly cancelled, the same day Taylor Swift announced her concert tour dates that included the nearby stadium.

For months, Christina Leonard has been planning her May 2023 wedding to Carmine.

The couple’s venue is the Lakeview Pavilion in Foxborough.

Two days ago, the Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel on Route 1 near Walpole canceled Leonard’s block of hotel rooms.

“I can’t believe it,” Leonard said. “I get an email from them saying you’re cancelled.”

It’s the same day that Swift announced she would be playing two shows at Gillette Stadium on the same weekend in May.

“I kept saying our deal meant nothing? That’s what it’s for,” Leonard said. “They said, no, we have a big event coming up.”

“It’s just because of the money, that’s the only reason,” Leonard said. “He told me on the phone that they were going to get $1,000 a night.”

His contract with the hotel is for 10 rooms at a rate of $169 a night.

The first page of the agreement reads: “The hotel will guarantee the number of rooms specified in the contract…” and the contract “is intended to record the details of the agreement and bind the parties”.

However, on the last page of the contract Leonard signed and returned, the hotel’s sales manager has yet to sign his name.

Yet, after Leonard turned in the paperwork, he emailed her saying, “Success. Got it. You’re ready. I’ll create the booking link and send it to you.”

But now the hotel says they need those 10 rooms they offered.

They offered her a block of rooms at a sister hotel, a Comfort Inn hotel in Randolph, which is about 18 miles from the wedding venue.

“I don’t know how good it does me,” Leonard said. “The point is to be five minutes from my room.”

WCVB called and emailed local hotel management and also reached out to the Hilton offices for comment, but as of this story’s publication, had yet to hear back.