Inspection: Orangeburg hotel that was going to take NYC migrants had several violations

Town inspectors told hotel management the business was operating without the required permits and would need to be addressed as soon as possible.

News 12 Staff

May 18, 2023, 10:52 PM

Updated 371 days ago

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A town inspection determined an Orangeburg hotel expected to receive migrants bused from New York City was operating with several violations.
News 12 obtained Orangetown inspection reports of the Armoni Inn & Suites through the Freedom of Information Act.
A May 7 inspection details hotel employees told inspectors about 121 rooms that would be converted to have two twin-sized beds.
Inspectors found a room with medical supplies - including COVID-19 tests, surgical gloves and masks - as well as boxes of supervisor and social worker T-shirts.
They also learned an Emergency Medical Services organization had rented out five rooms. Follow-up inspections showed those five rooms were unoccupied, and no supplies were found.
There were no fire code violations.
Town inspectors had told hotel management the business was operating without the required permits and that it would need to be addressed as soon as possible.
As News 12 reported on May 9, a state Supreme Court judge granted Orangetown's request for a temporary restraining order against the hotel from becoming a New York City shelter.
The hotel has stopped operating because it does not have a new permit.
Another court hearing is scheduled for May 30.


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