Guests at The New York Hilton Midtown woke up to fire alarms on Sunday morning as Firefighters worked to battle a rubbish blaze at the hotel. The fire apparently started in a banquet room on the 4th floor of the property before 7am. Luckily, only one minor injury was reported due to smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Meanwhile, guests at the hotel are voicing concern on social media that hotel staff were poorly prepared for a fire situation. Some guests were even tweeting the FDNY to find out what was going on as they were provided little information from the hotel and the stairways were packed:
Can you give status of Hilton Midtown hotel situation? We are evacuating after alarm but have very little info. Stairways are packed.
— Paula Rutledge (@LegacyMedSearch) November 12, 2017
@HiltonHotels you are hopeless. Midtown NYC Hilton lifts out. No notification to guests. Elderly folk struggling down from 42nd floor lugging suitcases. An old woman out of breath, ignored by hotel staff and yet dozens of NY firemen standing round chatting in the foyer pic.twitter.com/nb6eavF5Ql
— Ross Coulthart (@rosscoulthart) November 12, 2017
Poorly handled by hotel staff pic.twitter.com/9PfVq14yS5
— john lutz (@jonjohnoc) November 12, 2017
The Scene outside the Midtown Hilton pic.twitter.com/H8jGHo15Mf
— Jeffsetter (@jeffsetter) November 12, 2017
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