Marmaris hotel hires only female employees

Friday, September 19th, 2008

The management of a hotel in the resort town of Marmaris has been left with only female employees after firing the male members of its staff for having romantic relations with female customers, according to the Radikal daily.

Pelin Yücel, manager of the Image Hotel, said they had decided they would no longer employ male staff and that the four female employees they currently had were successfully taking care of every job at the hotel, from night watch duty to repairs and from catering to cleaning. A majority of the 27-room, 60-bed hotel’s customers are Russian and British tourists.

Yücel, who has been the hotel’s manager for the past eight years said explained, “Even though it’s against the rules, we have been unable to stop our male personnel from having relationships with our customers for years. In the past five years, I have caught numerous male employees spending time with female tourists instead of doing their jobs at different hours of the day, including midnight and the early morning hours. The last straw was when I saw our bartender, who was a very decent man, walk out of the bathroom with a British tourist during work hours. I decided to hire women only in the hotel after that.”