Bob Wick from Oslo, norway did not believe his eyes when he and his wife Kathrine on Monday was on the nyttårsshow on femstjernershotellet Meliá Tamarindos in San Augustin on Gran Canaria.
The well-traveled treningsinstruktøren and his wife have had a jobbopphold at the hotel, but on new year's eve, they should connect properly with the entertainment.40-50 kids present
In the audience there were several families with small children. Oslo-the man was shocked when he saw the entertainment on the stage.CHILDREN PRESENT: Terje Wick says that he tried to stop the entertainment at the hotel because there were children present. Photo: Bob Wick Show more
- You can manage almost not to see if there is a real penis or not. It was enlightened, and it set the kids in front of the first row. It was probably 40-50 kids present. There is talk about 4-year-olds who had to stand and look at a lit "kjempepikk", says Wick to the Newspaper.
- What kind of world is it we live in? This should be a serious show that is included in your hotel stay. Gran Canaria is a lot of nonsense and bull, but I've never experienced anything like this before, " says 55-year-old.
He claims he was met with little understanding amongst the hotel's employees when he tried to say that he thinks that the entertainment was inappropriate for the children.
I think this is hair-raising. I wanted to cry, and tried to talk with the staff. I got no musical ear. Such a show should have been at a private club with only adults.Tasteless
We are sorry to have upset the Wick, and of course others who may have felt discomfort when hotellfesten. Although we have not received complaints from other than him, which we value highly as a loyal customer, we very much agree that the man on stage was wearing a very inappropriate "outfit" for a hotellfest. Tasteless, to be honest, writing communications manager at Meliá, María Umbert, in an e-mail to Dagbladet.
She tells us that there were two women who also appeared, and that was more suitably dressed.
the Man came with this indefinable "costume", which surprised the hotel staff will be happy and that they definitely did not like, she writes.- Will prevent such surprises
She apologize towards the Wick-the couple, and says that the hotel chain will attempt to learn of the complaint.
We will attempt to control such parties and performances where many of our guests are families, she writes.THE TRIP: Kathrine and Bob Wick driver to daily gym Cardio Kickboxing in Oslo. The new year has the tilbrkt at the hotel in Gran Canaria to prepare for the next arbeidsåret. Photo: Private Show more
She says that the intention of the costume was to get people to enjoy themselves and dance.
In the Canary islands are very numerous, and especially artists, very concerned about the carnival. Most likely it was his idea - even if it was clumsy executed - a kind of satirical touches about it and to just over karnevalskulturen. For many residents of Gran Canaria are the carnival the very definition of party and fun, she writes.
- Anyway to Wick know that we will be more påpasselige in order to prevent such surprises in the future, enter Umbert.- A trauma for life
the Wick, which itself has received an apology from the hotel manager, is upset over the incident.
- That one should stand there with a kind of ståtiss with light throughout the evening with 40 kids present, must be a trauma for life for the children. It did not seem like the hotel realize this, " says Wick.
He and his wife travel on tour each year around the new year to plan the upcoming arbeidsåret.ENTERTAINMENT: Terje Wick was shocked the entertainment at the hotel nyttårsshow. Photo: Bob Wick Show more
We were even grandparents in the last year, and is considering to take with the whole gang on a trip next year. Had this happened next year with the grandson of my two years, I don't know what I had done. I had certainly not accepted it.
He says there are especially a lot of norwegians in the area right now, and that they mostly hear Spanish among the other guests at the hotels.- Hope they take a grip
Nevertheless, the Meliá chain, which is very large in Europe, a hotel chain he uses often. He and his wife use the hotel on Gran Canaria, and several of the chain's other hotels several times a year.
- We have always had at their hotels. We have hardly been out of site in years. Now I'm angry, and have sent mail to the head office in Mallorca in addition to try to talk with the staff here. I can not sponsor a chain that close your eyes for this, and I really hope they take a grip, " says Wick.
He says he doesn't care about the case puts him in a bad light.
- This only needs to be stopped. It is not something I can vouch for.So to the rescue, sandy beaches of Gran Canaria