On a night that is supposed to mark the beginning to a new and better year, party goers have spent their hard earned money on what has been called “Fyre Fest 2.0”.
High prices, long lines, and limited decorations is what party goers experienced at Omni Hotel in Nashville as they rang in 2020. “It was an absolute mess,” Joshua Thifault said. “I felt uneasy when I walked in and saw the lines and the chaos and nobody really knowing what was going on. It didn’t hit us until we walked into the main ballroom and saw that it was decorated like a bad prom.”
Thifault went on to say, “There was a DJ and supposedly a dance floor but it was ruined because all of these drink lines were snaking through the dance area, we felt conned.”
Omni Hotels hosted the party in partnership with a production company, VIP Nightlife. The production company’s CEO, Luke ‘Wryder’ Rinderknecht, has performed these subpar events across the country leaving party goers feeling scammed with no other choice than to voice their opinions online.
Tod Roadarmel, Area Director of Sales and Marketing for Omni Hotels released the following statement saying that moving forward, the hotel will not do business with Luke ‘Wryder’ Rinderknecht and his production company.
“As with all hotels, Omni Nashville provides rooms and meeting spaces for group clients of all shapes and sizes. Although the group in question was fully vetted prior to signing a contract, we are extremely disappointed in the unexpected experience they provided to all guests local and national who attended, especially during a celebratory event. While the party took place at our hotel, this event was not sponsored by Omni Nashville and it did not meet the standards that we hold and have held for countless events with third party vendors in the past. As one of the premier locations in downtown Nashville, this is not how we’d envisioned the evening going and as a result, we will no longer conduct business with VIP Nightlife. Those seeking a refund should reach out to their organization directly.”
This year, after a long nine months of sheltering in place due to a global health crisis, the same production company plans to host New Year’s Eve events in our great state of Texas.
Omni Hotel in downtown Austin has decided to continue doing business with the same production company that has left party goers in other major cities feeling “conned”. TexasNewYearsEve.com has reached out to Omni Hotels Austin for comment and requesting a list of provisions they are putting in place to ensure a better New Year’s Eve experience for Texans. We haven’t received a reply from their representatives.
Here is a full list of the New Year’s Eve events you should beware of:
Gatsby’s House – Omni Hotels (Austin, TX)
Gatsby’s Penthouse – Le Meridian (Dallas, TX)
Don’t Mess With Texas. That includes our New Year’s Eve parties too! 2021 will optimistically be better than 2020 for everyone so you deserve to ring it in surrounded by good people, good food, good drinks, and good vibes.