The managing director of the New York Palace Hotel, one of the most luxurious hotels in New York, was fired for obscenely ordering a Catholic employee to clean the ashes from his forehead that he had received during an Ash Wednesday service.
Niklaus Leuenberger told the hotel’s bell captain to “Wipe that f—–g s–t off your face.” Ironically, the Palace Hotel happens to be located across the street from St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and the hotel leases its land from the Catholic Church.
Christopher Cowdray, the CEO of the Dorchester Collection, flew to New York to personally fire Leuenberger. The company said, “We take the well-being of our employees extremely seriously and that is why our CEO, Mr. Cowdray, went to New York in person to deal with this matter.”
Source: NY Dailly News