Hotel chain Howard Johnson's is apologizing to a fictional character Don Draper for something they didn't actually do.
"Mad Men" fans will remember from Sunday's episode that Don Draper lost it on Sunday's episode after learning that the heated pool at the Plattsburgh Howard Johnson's was closed. As a mea culpa, HoJo will give a free stay to anyone named Don Draper. From the press release:
We’ve all been there. You plan a weekend away only to check-in to your hotel and find that a much desired amenity—the hotel pool—is closed. It’s enough to make a man mad. But, it shouldn’t have to. So, to the Don Drapers of the world, the Howard Johnson® hotel brand would like to say this: We’re sorry and your next stay is on us.
Now through May 8, 2012, any traveler with the legal name Don Draper can book a free one-night stay this summer at one of the following select Howard Johnson hotels throughout the U.S: