The lure of filthy lucre
I recently stayed in a top Sydney hotel in the Rocks during the amazingly inspiring Invictus Games.
I was extremely disappointed that room prices were doubled during this event, which is held to celebrate servicemen who have been injured in the performance of their duties.
Hotel management’s excuse was that there was a high demand at the time due to “conferences”, but strangely the room price was back to normal immediately after the Games.
My question is, why was this popular Sydney hotel, and presumably others, not supporting the Invictus Games? Special trains were laid on from Circular Quay to Olympic Park. Surely the hotel could have also done its bit.
Is this really who we really are as a nation — putting profit ahead of what is morally right?
Thank goodness for the bravery of the Invictus athletes, who put on an amazing event. Phil Scholes, Coffs Harbour