Supplier Diversity at Hilton

SupplierEdge, October 23, 2014

FREE Webinar – October 29th 11am PDT:Ā Supplier Diversity at Hilton

With Fred Lona, Hilton Worldwide

On October 29th, @ 11am PDT/2pm EST

Join Fred Lona, Senior Director of Supplier Diversity at Hilton Worldwide, and learn how small businesses can qualify for supplier diversity programs at Hilton.

[Editor’s Note: To find out more about this webinar, or to register, click here.]


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  • Extropico

    I don’t know about Hilton but I am a platinum member with Marriott and where I am staying now is provided with 100% female African maids. Not just blacks but Africans who can barely communicate in English. They do the job fine and diversity of the staff is clearly not a goal…

    • Samuel Hathaway

      these hotels are diversity scams everywhere. The Quality Inn on Jekyll Island, GA hires all Hispanic female maids, who I understand, are paid less than minimum wage according to a mtce. worker who explained it all.

      • archer

        Capitalism at work, having stayed several times in Quebec province as a tour bus driver, I was surprised to see that most of the cleaning maids were French Canadians, how is it that they can afford to pay them a decent wage there and not here?

      • Carnival Cruise Lines pays its Fourth-World ship crews $1.50 an hour with nonexistent benefits, 14 hour shifts, seven workdays a week, and they axed the retirement plan a year ago. Since a cruise ship is really just a floating hotel, that’s what “diversity” in any branch of the hospitality industry means. They’d probably use slaves if they could get any.

        • bilderbuster

          They are slaves.
          I’m sure you’re familiar with the term “slave wages”.
          It’s very difficult to quit when you’re out at sea and you get thrown in jail if you jump ship in a foreign land.
          Unless it’s the US where the Fourth Worlders are considered by the multiculties to be foreign dignitaries.

          • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

            The actual original term was “wage slaving.” It referred to the effects of the Industrial Revolution mainly in the Northeast U.S. Workers were paid a subsistence wage for working 12-16 hour days, six days a week. The workers included men, women and children. They stayed in dorms, owned by the company, and shopped in stores owned by the company. In this set up, a worker was chronically in debt with little to no hope of ever digging their way out. (Literally if it was a coal mine (some may remember that old Tennessee Earnie Ford song, “Sixteen Tons)).” Often, a dreadful injury of death at the job was the only escape. These conditions ran concurrent with slavery in the South and continued long after Emancipation. This situation existed everywhere in the Industrializing West and is what led to strikes, riots up to and through the Great Depression. All of this led a guy named Karl Marx to write about solutions which led to widespread actions that resulted for the more humane conditions in the West that even conservatives enjoy today.

        • Luca

          They also make an unrecorded amount in tips. While to us it seems cruel, they are thoroughly grateful to have that job. Back home they would be garbage pickers, day laborers or prostitutes making 1/4 of what they make on the cruise ships. In essence, those jobs improve their lives and the lives of the families they support back home.

          Slaves have no choice about their labor and are forced into it. These people gladly choose these jobs knowing what they are getting into before hand.

          • dean53

            I went on a Carnival Cruise once. My husband signed up for the built-in gratuity package so he wouldn’t have to be constantly tipping. He spontaneously gave our assigned porter an extra $10 tip after cleaning up my mess when I threw up in shower after getting sea sick. The Filipino porter literally jump for joy, beamed uninhibitedly and loudly said “Thank you, God!” It was a little embarrassing.

    • bilderbuster

      The Hotel & Restaurant Industry is one of the biggest backers of open borders/amnesty there is for that reason.

  • MekongDelta69

    “Supplier Diversity”

    Hang on – I’ll be right back. I’m gonna go to Harlem and get some DIE-versity that they can ‘supply.’

    • mikekingjr

      Please be extra careful.

  • dd121

    what the hell is a Senior Director of Supplier Diversity at Hilton Worldwide? For that matter, what’s a Junior Director of Supplier Diversity at Hilton Worldwide?

    • Additionally, why the hell does anyone need the word “diversity” in their job title or job description?

    • Samuel Hathaway

      Senior Director of Supplier Diversity and a Junior Director of Supplier Diversity are marginally literate obese black females wielding billy clubs, keeping their 60-something white male bosses in line.

    • mikekingjr

      The junior director provides room service to the senior director.

  • Lunacy from the minds that carry the same genes as Paris Hilton. How far a once great family name has been besmirched. The hotels are too expensive anyway, but with theft losses soaring with more diversity, the price of a room will have to get even more expensive.

    • bilderbuster

      Genetically Ms. Hilton is doing well.
      Her problem is that she was raised to be a snobby, spoiled slut and nothing short of forced labor in a re education camp can possibly change her now.

  • Luca

    “Supplier Diversity” pretty much translates into paying higher prices for inferior products and services while making blacks feel important and useful and to appear to be competent and competitive vendors.

    Next time you decide which hotel to stay at and wonder if the higher prices at Hilton are worth it, the answer is probably not.

    Just say “no” to diversity by voting with your dollars.

    • Extropico

      I’m establishing a new hotel chain wherein the staff is comprised entirely of formerly oppressed Eastern European swimsuit models for whom my pettifoggers will successfully lobby a new government-authorized protected diversity class.

      Your support is humbly entreated.

    • Stan D Mute

      You cannot escape this. Any organization the size of Hilton has the same scam going on. I once sat in a pre-bid meeting for a very large construction project where no less than four diversity “officers” were in attendance with a whole separate book of specifications re how many and what type of diversity was required for each component of the work. The end result of the shenanigans was that 90 percent of the prospective bidders no-bid the job and the thing cost about 2X the budgeted amount.

      I’m also acquainted with a very recent and still ongoing large federal construction project where diversity has stolen a vast amount of materials and gotten caught. The irony is that it’s a law enforcement agency building being constructed.

      • Luca

        All the negroes and liberals working in government purchasing, are in essence, moles. They plant themselves and their kind in positions of authority and dream up creative ways to steal money or divert it to non-productive members of their clan.

        Many of these minority vendors exist because they have a cellphone. You call them with an order, and they go to the legitimate vendor and tack on 10% and the real vendor delivers it.

        I worked in government for decades, I could write a book on the malicious waste, fraud, abuse, ignorance and corruption.

        • “You call them with an order, and they go to the legitimate vendor and tack on 10% and the real vendor delivers it.”

          Hmmm… I could do this from home.

          • mikekingjr

            Just don’t get caught, Mr. Scott. You might end up on another watchlist.

          • Tim

            It`s called Drop Shipping…

          • Luca

            Do it in your wife’s name. She’s a female minority, you can make a fortune with City, County and State government contracts and procurements. You could literally buy the stuff at Costco, Walmart, or the internet and just tack on whatever.

        • Stan D Mute

          Exactly. And often you’re lucky if it’s just ten percent. I’ve seen it on government contracts as well as big corporate contracts. It’s the diversity tax.

    • HE2

      I boycott die-versity:
      Used to fly Delta, no longer, because that formerly efficient operation has sunk into an Atlanta Afro scenario. The terminal resembles Mogadishu revisited, surly bantus everywhere. There is no escaping it.
      Seems they began detouring Delta SFO-JFK or U.K. flights to land stop-over there, no matter if it is inefficient.

      Woe unto those who must change aircraft there. Had items stolen from my checked baggage, including a heart breaker, my Leica X 113 German camera.

      Read somewhere that Delta has the most negro pilots. Given Atlanta’s oppressive, racist administration, it makes sense the pressure would force Delta to hire bantu airplane mechanics and ground crew. No thanks.
      On any airline, if a cockpit crew member is negro, I disembark.

  • I’m applying. Race and gender are social constructs, so therefore I’m a black lesbian woman. And therefore perfect for this position!

    • HE2

      Ha, Ex.

      No job for you, if I, a left handed, other-abled, Somali transsexual get there first.

      • mikekingjr

        Nightmarish description of yourself. Congratulations.

    • mikekingjr

      Just don’t show up to meet Mr. Lona in person. Unless it happens to be a Halloween party. Even then, better practice up on speaking ebonics with a lisp. Just looking out for you, Mr. Ex.

      • bilderbuster

        If Mr .Lona hears the lisp you might hit the ghetto lottery and be able to slap Hilton with a sexual harassment lawsuit when Mr. Lona hits on you.

  • I’m all registered. Can’t wait for this webinar!

    • mikekingjr

      See Ya’ there for sure!!

  • mikekingjr

    Fred Lona- community organizer. A rather well paid one, no doubt.

    • bilderbuster

      Is there any other kind?

      • mikekingjr

        I’m not getting rich trying to do my part, but then the only communities I want to organize are White Communities.

      • mikekingjr

        Reckon not.