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zeezeek Wed 28-Dec-16 23:23:56

Am at a series of fairly important meetings which are being held in a hotel. It's got a reputation as being a place where conferences are held and business people stay, rather than a holiday type of that makes sense? Anyway, we are in a suite of meeting rooms that are kind of on one side of the hotel, so not anywhere where people not involved in the meetings are likely to be.

However, all day today - from the start at 10am and to the finish at 5 pm we have been disturbed and interrupted by what seems like a family/friend group of children all about 6-7 years old. They have tried to get into the room, actually did on a couple of times before being booted out and we were then subject to various shouting from the parents, called entitled child haters, that sort of thing.

When they weren't physically interrupting the meeting they were running around the corridor outside and shouting an screaming at each other, whilst their parents sat in the bar and shouted at anyone who dared complain. The hotel management have done their best to control them and have warned them that they will be asked to leave if it happens tomorrow.

Couldn't even escape the little brats this evening as they were dining in the same room, at the same time as us and spent the entire time running around the restaurant.

I know children can be lively and rowdy, but ffs it's a hotel, not their home and surely it's not unreasonable to expect them to fucking behave and not interrupt people trying to have a serious meeting? We didn't manage to get through half of what we wanted today because of this.

Tartyflette Wed 28-Dec-16 23:27:45

Yanbu, sounds like the hotel management have dropped a bollock on this one. They should keep children away from the conference areas. Can't be too hard, surely?

Pumpkintopf Wed 28-Dec-16 23:29:56

YANBU the hotel management need to step up and deal with this.

Ineedmorelemonpledge Wed 28-Dec-16 23:32:13

YANBU. Total management fail.

And the parents sound like class 1 A holes.

dollydaydream114 Wed 28-Dec-16 23:32:14

There is no excuse for children to be trying to get into other people's meeting/function rooms at a hotel. YANBU and the parents and the hotel staff should be dealing with this.

Daisyfrumps Wed 28-Dec-16 23:33:32

Yanbu the management should have not allowed it to carry on all day. The hotel are demonstrating that this family is worth more to them than your custom.

Castleheights Wed 28-Dec-16 23:35:08

Bloody hell children .... in a hotel.... enjoying themselves at Christmas! Ffs whatever next.

Daisyfrumps Wed 28-Dec-16 23:35:28

Ooh - are you a witch at conference zeezeek ? Did you turn the children into mice?!

DailyFail1 Wed 28-Dec-16 23:36:12

Yanbu but rest assured that the hotel, if it's a chain, will take it seriously. Business meetings and conferences is most hotels' bread and butter & most will be quite willing to kick out a rowdy family to save a valuable business relationship.

HarrietSchulenberg Wed 28-Dec-16 23:37:05

Request that the hotel deal with the families and request a substantial reduction in the hourly conferencing bill for each hour you are disturbed. Their conferencing business will be more valuable to them than a one-off visit by a crap family, so they will be more inclined to sort the noisy kids out.

BlackeyedSusan Wed 28-Dec-16 23:40:26

you can expect a few noises from children in hotels... but going into meetings etc is not on. (nor is running round the restaurant/bar)

ijustwannadance Wed 28-Dec-16 23:40:29

Arsehole parents and shit management.

GeillisTheWitch Wed 28-Dec-16 23:44:21

Guessing Castleheights is the parent of the little brats darlings.

Ineedmorelemonpledge Wed 28-Dec-16 23:46:20

Bloody hell children .... in a hotel.... enjoying themselves at Christmas! Ffs whatever next.

Perhaps whatever next would be the parents actually parenting their children to show some respect in a public place, and entertaining them rather than hurling abuse at the other patrons and therefore encouraging the children in their behaviour?

YouTheCat Wed 28-Dec-16 23:49:07

Sounds hideous.

Cherrysoup Wed 28-Dec-16 23:52:13

It's not on to be disturbed because the parents are practising lazy parenting. For them to shout at you is unforgivable: you're working and no doubt the company is paying a fortune. I'd be requesting a huge reduction in price and a promise that you are allowed to work undisturbed tomorrow.

Fine for the children to enjoy themselves, but they are clearly bored and running riot. Time for the parents to step up and actually parent their own children.

RichardBucket Wed 28-Dec-16 23:52:41

Bloody hell children .... in a hotel.... enjoying themselves at Christmas! Ffs whatever next.

Your kids enjoy themselves by running into hotel conference rooms? Perhaps you should buy them a few toys.

Stillunexpected Wed 28-Dec-16 23:57:11

Who holds a series of important business meetings immediately after Christmas? <misses the point of the thread>

WorraLiberty Thu 29-Dec-16 00:00:51

YANBU at all

Except for this - "called entitled child haters"

Are you absolutely sure they used those words? grin

If so, they have to be Mumsnetters...

KeptOnRaining Thu 29-Dec-16 00:02:55

Dedinitely do not let it drag on tomorrow as well. Delegate someone to call the front desk the minute you're disturbed & get them moved. It's not the place for children to be running around.

bloodyteenagers Thu 29-Dec-16 00:03:08

Hopefully castle is just joking. Because surely no one can actually think it's acceptable behaviour for children to be running around where hot food and
Drinks are being served. And barging into rooms... But maybe no. Clearly ineffective parents exist so laws of probability dictate they wil also appear on this site.

bloodyteenagers Thu 29-Dec-16 00:03:28

Hopefully castle is just joking. Because surely no one can actually think it's acceptable behaviour for children to be running around where hot food and
Drinks are being served. And barging into rooms... But maybe no. Clearly ineffective parents exist so laws of probability dictate they wil also appear on this site.

DonaldStott Thu 29-Dec-16 00:06:09

I agree running into the conference room was not on, but the rest, yabu. I can see the other side. 'we have decided to come away for christmas with the kids. They are having fun and excited because it's Christmas and a new experience,which we have paid a lot of money for. It is being ruined by corporate types, who are telling us if our kids don't stop having fun/being excitable, we will be asked to leave. They have ran into the meeting room on a couple of occasions before we could tell them not to as we were unaware they were being used. I think wanbu to have fun on our christmas holiday, but are we?'

YouTheCat Thu 29-Dec-16 00:06:18

Maybe Castle should take her kids to Centre Parcs if she wants them to be able to run around and shout?

DonaldStott Thu 29-Dec-16 00:08:48

Maybe it was a convenient meet up point for the famy/friend group and they couldn't afford center parcs this time of year.

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