Trouble in paradise… It started on November 30th with 13 employees refusing to leave after being fired from the luxury resort island. The situation escalated into a full on riot with over 200 employees clashing with somewhere between 20 and 50 police. Police used pepper spray and electric batons to subdue the crowd and make arrests.
Then Tuesday December 2nd, the employees rose up again with 100 employees protesting. Management says that the strikers have given no specific demands, and that they will be also be fired on Monday with the resort closed, if they do not return to work. 4 days later 200 employees began a hunger strike. Organizers of the protest say that they are following tactics that worked for the employees of similar resorts in Manafaru and Cinnamon.
No resolution has been reported as of yet.
Human Rights Commission Defends Report
We Will Close Down If Necessary: Resort Manager
The newest phase south beach luxury hotels has just opened. Designed to be “Sleeping Beauty’s Castle” Mondrian is now open in South Beach Miami. The Morgans group does it again, putting fun hotels in beach towns where the glamorous hang out. The grounds are full of secret pathways through lush gardens, plunge pools, pool bars, and cabanas – with a separate area for kids.
The unique thing about this hotel is the condo aspect. Residences at South Beach Mondrian start at $500,000. Owners enjoy the same concierge and amenities as guests, only they never have to leave the renowned FL beach city.
1100 West Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
T 305 514 1500 F 305 695 3277
Reservations US 800 697 1791
Reservations International 00800 4969 1780