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Ramada Reservation Questions

A couple of weeks ago a group announced that they bought the Altoona Ramada. But people, who had events booked there, were left wondering what that would mean for them.
ALTOONA, BLAIR COUNTY - A couple of weeks ago a group announced that they bought the Altoona Ramada. But people, who had events booked there, were left wondering what that would mean for them.

Like most brides Melissa Mattern was excited to get her engagement ring.  Then her planning nature kicked in. She booked the Ramada for her reception 11 months and 3 weeks from her wedding day. She heard the Ramada was sold and started worrying about what that means for her wedding plans.

She now will have to pay for decorations that would have been included at the Ramada, transportation for people back and forth to the hotel, and other things she thinks will add up to about three thousand dollars.

The former Ramada owner Greg Persio understands the frustration. He said, "These are extremely delicate situations and if you lose something as heinous as your reception place, I can't blame anyone for being upset about this."

They've mailed refunds for the deposit checks for all 16 events. Persio also, "We realize its not the best of circumstances, but we're doing everything we can to make sure no one is left out in the cold and at the very least they won't be out any money."

Mattern is adapting and has a new place for her reception; she’s just frustrated because she has more work to do.
Seven events that were scheduled at the Ramada in January are still happening here.
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