Boston Police report officers issued a citation to the Westin Copley Place at the already infamous Tufts "Winter Bash" on Feb. 2:
Upon arrival officers observed numerous individuals leaving the 3rd floor ballroom, many of whom appeared extremely intoxicated due to alcohol consumption. When officers asked security outside the ballroom to shut the party down, security replied "No, they have 10 minutes left!" Officers observed several people later identified as Tufts University students passed out and throwing up in different rooms of the hotel. EMS treated and transported several students to local hospitals. An 18 year old female and 19 year old male were among the victims.
Officers issued licenses premises violations for the following offences: intoxicated patrons needing medical attention, under aged drinking, hotel security uncooperative, outside liquor brought onto license premise establishment and egress issues addressed with management.
The citation means a trip to the Boston Licensing Board, which has the power to suspend the hotel's liquor and innkeeping licenses for a set number of days if it finds the offenses serious enough - and something the hotel could have done something about.
Adam Castglioni posts a statement from the hotel's PR firm that all matters were resolved and no permanent damage was done to the hotel.