The Mayfair Hotel in London was plunged into controversy on Thursday night after night-staff locked out guests who included Kelly Rowland and Angela Simmons. Around 3.38am hotel staff locked the main doors leaving many guests stranded and exposed to freezing temperatures but as Mark Weir from FLYER News explains the situation could have been so much worse.
Arriving back to the hotel at 3.30am Kelly Rowland was forced to stay in her car for several minutes and Media Mogul Rev. Runs daughter Angela Simmons was seen knocking on the door trying to get the hotel staff’s attention.
“With so many high profiled people walking in and out of this hotel, the lapse in security leaving celebrities out in freezing cold temperatures and exposed to undesirables is mind-boggling.” said Mark Weir from FLYER News. “We all saw what happened with Leona Lewis, imagine the unthinkable and a celebrity getting into difficulties because they were locked out of their hotel?” exclaimed Mark Weir.
When contacted a spokeswomen representing the hotel claimed: “Staff made the decision to lock the doors to keep out people from a local nightclub.”
Earlier in the evening Kelly Rowland and Angela Simmons attended a charity MTV fundraiser at the Westbury Hotel before heading back to Aura nightclub where Angela Simmons was promoting her footwear range Pastry.
Other guests who attended the footwear launch included Esmee Denters and Louise Litton.