Florida Ritz-Carlton Honors “Whites-Only” Policy

- By Bossip Staff

The fancy Ritz-Carlton in Naples rolled out the welcome mat for a British family, The Morgans, who wished to not be served by “people of color” or workers with “foreign accents.” (Foreign from what?) Instead of politely saying, “My good man, keep your racist behind at home,” The Florida luxury hotel went along with a “The customer is always white, right policy. Now a Hatian-American employee is saying, “F*ck you, pay me!”

According to the allegations, the Morgan family’s preferences for palefaces was noted in the computer system. When the Morgan family went to dinner in the hotel, where Wadner Tranchant is a restaurant captain, his bosses prevented him from sullying the racist clan’s experience by having some darky give them cooties. This upset Tranchant who is now suing the hotel for more than $75k in damages.

Rates at the Naples hotel during the peak winter weeks that the British family visited start at $600 a night for the smallest room and climb to $1,900 for a suite or $5,000 a night for the presidential suite. Other times of year rates can start around $230 a night.

For that price, the hotel prides itself in knowing what guests want. Everything from the way guests like their eggs cooked, or the type of newspaper they read is entered into the chain’s computer system. If a Ritz guest likes to have chilled San Pellegrino in the room, that will be noted in the system and the sparkling water will be there for waiting upon their next stay at any Ritz hotel.

When the guest told the hotel about his racial preferences, that too was allegedly entered into the hotel’s computer system at the direction of the hotel’s managing director and vice president Edward V. Staros, according to court documents.

The note said “as per Mr. Staros this couple is very very prejudice and do like like ppl of color or foreign accents.”

On March 12, 2010, the family came for dinner at the hotel’s Grill Restaurant. Tranchant was working there but was prevented by immediate supervisors that night from serving the family dinner, the suit says.

Tranchant said in the suit that he “was humiliated, embarrassed, frightened, intimidated, subject to undeserved shame and suffered severe emotional distress.” Tranchant says in his suit that he has sought medical and psychological treatment. He declined to comment.

Suddenly clued into the fact that this is a PR nightmare, the Ritz-Carlton has now banned the Morgans from staying at any of their properties. As for Tranchant, aside from taking the chance to spit in their food, would you want to serve this family? Discuss.

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  • Mr.727

    Even though Florida is my home state I woul never live there in a million years! Florida has and always be racist !!!

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  • Don'tGiveAWhat

    Had I been the owner/manager, I’d have HAD to conspire with my staff…. Tell all the foreigners and “coloreds” to let themselves in and just stand over the bed during the night…

    If Mr. Morgan survives the heart attack (after waking up to 10 “people of color” surrounding him as he sleeps), I deny all such knowledge of such pranks in my establishment and insist that he never return as a guest… 🙂

    (But no, I wouldn’t SUE over not being allowed to serve this pr!ck his dinner….)

  • rain

    THOSE BRITISH KRACKERS NEVER LIKED PPL OF COLOR<YET THE WHITE PPL IN AMERICA TREAT THEM BETTER THAN THEY DO THERE ON FELLOW AMERICAN PPL OF COLOR

  • tennisroolz

    LOL @ being emotionally scarred and seeking psychological treatment! Haha! Now that’s funny. I guess a man’s gotta eat 🙂

  • DenialRiver

    Is it me… or have “some folks” started getting completely out of pocket since Barack Obama became president???

    Every day it’s some new, extra ish… College students having “ghetto” parties… military enlistees refusing to report to duty and demanding the President’s birth certificate… Congresspeople being spat on at Tea Party rallies…

    And people wonder why I hit the gun range. Things are gonna get real greasy before they get better… And if you know your history, you know that when the global economy is hurting, white folks (not all, but in large numbers) get scared. And when white folks get scared, it’s best to be on your game because they start acting a fool.

    By the way, Oprah Winfrey, Wendy Williams, etc…. You all need to get on this. One show is all we need. One show to focus on the Ritz so we can make an example out of them.

  • Gimmeabreak78

    I personally have no beef with the Morgans. They are undoubtedly backwards, racist, and ignorant, but you encounter those people everyday. What I have a problem with is the groveling, sychophantic, turn-a-blind-eye foolishness attitude of the hotel that actually bent over backwards to accomodate this rubbish and demeaned and alienated their minority employees in the process.

    Hopefully Trachant can round up other minority employees and make this law suit cla.ss action and really ph.uck up the Ritz-Carlton’s dollars.

  • tennis

    Why am I not suprised?

  • c'mon Son

    see people are gonna get so upset…Why?? just BOYCOTT the mutherfukas and make it known…That’s All!!! Plain and simple!!!

  • ICE BERG SLIM'S SWIPE

    GET YOUR MONEY PIMPIN…MAKE THEM PAY

  • ReALiSt AKA ReALeSt (SuCcEsSfUl BLaCk MaN

    The waiter is going to smile to the bank when the lawsuit is over – get that money brah!! $10billion should be the minimum compensation brah!!

  • aaaaahhh

    Whole Foods Market said the same thing about opening a store in a rich neighborhood in chicago. All applicants that applied had to be english speaking and white.

  • 1word

    I would have spit in their food if I knew.

  • ISIS

    Why is he only asking for $75,000. he needs a better lawyer. Its the Ritz Carlton we are talking about he needs at least a Milli.

    You see brother thinking small

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  • benzoe88

    Wadner Tranchant get your money brah lol fu*ck them brits

  • Angel(formerly UrHeiness)

    *Sigh* & SMH

  • Angel(formerly UrHeiness)

    @Denial River:^^^ I co-sign,I noticed this “epidemic/trend” too^^^ SMH again!

  • Peckerwood

    Young whites are just as racist. They are being taught by the older generation, you need to keep that in mind. Stop thinking racism is dying out

  • Shut yo whiteman loving self up

    DenialRiver

    4/24/10, 10:52:am

    Is it me… or have “some folks” started getting completely out of pocket since Barack Obama became president???

    Every day it’s some new, extra ish… College students having “ghetto” parties… military enlistees refusing to report to duty and demanding the President’s birth certificate… Congresspeople being spat on at Tea Party rallies…

    And people wonder why I hit the gun range. Things are gonna get real greasy before they get better… And if you know your history, you know that when the global economy is hurting, white folks (not all, but in large numbers) get scared. And when white folks get scared, it’s best to be on your game because they start acting a fool.

    By the way, Oprah Winfrey, Wendy Williams, etc…. You all need to get on this. One show is all we need. One show to focus on the Ritz so we can make an example out of them.

    ^^

    THIS IS TRUTH

  • Cleofa
  • Former Naples Resident

    I lived in Naples, and I attend an event there for a my college one evening. When I valet parked my car a women asked me if I was there to apply for a position in the kitchen. My feet just touched the ground. Unbelievable…. Little did she know I was more than half her age with more than double the education.

  • Smittyt

    What most people don,t realize is when a white person say or do something racist it,s not racist, that is just the way they are by nature, why do you think this crap go on every single day,i always laugh when i hear whites start off a conversation with well i,m not a racist, then they would go on to say the most racist trash you ever heard but, in their sick demonic twisted minds they,re not racist.

  • Theorius Stylez

    @DenialRiver

    Is it me… or have “some folks” started getting completely out of pocket since Barack Obama became president???

    Every day it’s some new, extra ish… College students having “ghetto” parties… military enlistees refusing to report to duty and demanding the President’s birth certificate… Congresspeople being spat on at Tea Party rallies…

    And people wonder why I hit the gun range. Things are gonna get real greasy before they get better… And if you know your history, you know that when the global economy is hurting, white folks (not all, but in large numbers) get scared. And when white folks get scared, it’s best to be on your game because they start acting a fool.

    By the way, Oprah Winfrey, Wendy Williams, etc…. You all need to get on this. One show is all we need. One show to focus on the Ritz so we can make an example out of them.
    ______________________________________________

    Very well said. I guess its easier to stick your head in a hole like an ostrich,huh? Use your head for more than a hat rack my people.

  • Miami Lover

    I visit Miami offen and its sad that during Memorial Day, weekend the Ritz Calton price are sky high. Actually all of the hotel prices in Miami,are increased because African americans: come to party and have a good time. Hotel suites that normally cost $200 or $300. Will cost $800 to $1000 during Memorial Day weekend. I wont be going this year, my son starts college this year.

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