Fairmont Royal York fires 22 staffers alleged to have raided the hotel wine cellar
The Globe is reporting that the Royal York has sacked 22 employees, claiming that they were stealing wine from the hotel’s food service. Melanie Coates, a spokesperson for the legendary hotel, told the Globe that the people in question were dismissed due to “inappropriate activity” and “a violation of workplace rules.”
Many questions are left unanswered. Were the 22 alleged thieves working together or on their own? Did they steal amarone or chianti? Chablis? Bollinger?
A quick scan of the wine list at the hotel’s restaurant, Epic, reveals that its holdings top out at $91 (a Cave Springs 2004 Riesling) for wine. Champagne, of course, is another matter, with a $600 bottle of Dom being the priciest on the menu.
No word yet on if any cheese went missing.