'Neither the Iranian Mission nor President Ahmadinejad is welcome at any Helmsley facility.’
Helmsley Properties spokesman Howard Rubenstein
The New York Helmsley Hotel canceled a long-planned banquet after finding out that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was scheduled to attend.
Helmsley representatives made it clear to Ahmadinejadthat that he was not welcome in their facility after being informed by United Against Nuclear Iran that the holocaust denier would be using their facility.
"As soon as Helmsley corporate management learned of the possibility of either the Iranian Mission or President Ahmadinejad holding a function at the New York Helmsley Hotel, they immediately ordered the cancellation of that function," Rubenstein said.
Thanks to the Helmsley management for their principled stand!