Trash can buffet

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
27513 Wayne Mills Pl, Valencia, CA 91355

Hotel Employee: “Christian”

Front Office Manager: Marge Manimtim 661-284-2101

Note: This hotel had opened in April 2021…. guess they need to cut corners!

A few weeks ago I was on assignment in Los Angeles and stayed at the Holiday Inn listed above. This is a notice that if you got sick after staying here, I may have discovered the reason! This hotel is very, very, concerned about masks and Covid 19, not so much about an employee who will retrieve a bagel that was thrown away, from a trash can in the lobby!

That food is still good. What the guest doesn’t know won’t hurt them.

Here is some background. This was a bagged breakfast for consumption by Holiday Inn Express guests consisting of a brown bag, a small orange juice container, and yogurt (both warm) due to no refrigeration. Some bags had a “muffin,” some had a bagel. I had chosen the bagel. The bagel was wrapped in cellophane and was hard and appeared still mildly chilled. I had unwrapped it and unfortunately, it was not edible unless toasted.  I wrapped the bagel again in the cellophane and went to the front desk. Upon my arrival I noticed a Caucasian young man, “Christian,” and I asked him “is there a toaster out here to toast the bagel?”  He answered, rather flippantly, that there was one in my room. I answered, “there is no fucking toaster in my room.” The Waldorf Astoria in Boca Raton, Florida, will bring a toaster with room service to your room…with Chef Christian in charge of grub, you will never get a toaster. Food from the trash very likely, just no toaster. So I tossed the bagel in the trash as it was useless to try and eat a bagel in this state, a toaster of some sort is required to eat one. However, please note the orange juice and the yogurt was warm!

Like a male dog in heat and testicles in a knot, he chased that bagel into the trash can and retrieved it. “We don’t throw food away around here.” He further stated that he would rewrap it for other guests to eat.  I recall Christian stating clearly that it was a policy of the hotel.  When I spoke with “Marge,” he denied that it was policy and I repeated what he had done in front of a witness.  “Marge,” the front office manager, listened to us politely and told us to do whatever we saw fit. No matter what, she showed no shock nor took any responsibility for her employees’ attempt to possibly make some unsuspecting guest ill!

me know nothing….

Of course, I did not need “Marge” to tell me what needed to be done. I called the Los Angeles County Health Department. I phoned all the news networks as I really felt this was a potential health issue as I have had Covid 19 and now the food that I handled and threw away had been “rewrapped” and redistributed to some unsuspecting visitor. Having stayed at hotels all over the world and the United States never have I ever witnessed such bizarre behavior. Needless to say, I will never stay at that hotel again.

 

 

 

By John Nazarian
©Straight Talk with John J. Nazarian, Private Investigator
May 25, 2021
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