Hilton Rep Responds to Asbestos Charge at the Waldorf
Since every so often we feel like being real journalists, we got in touch with Lisa Hanock-Jasie, the Northeast Region Director of Communications for the Hilton Hotels Corporation for her side of the story.
While she was quoted in the orginal story she sent us along some more info that didn't make the paper.
The 43rd floor is rooftop access with secondary storage facilities.... This particular floor in the Lowdown piece has not been utilized for many years. There are absolutely no guest rooms on the floor, so no workers need be there whatsoever. In addition, the door where the asbestos tag pipe was has been padlocked for quite a long time.
Hygienics, an environmental expert firm nationwide, came to the Waldorf Astoria twice, most recently in December and, again, they reported back to the IC that "no employee was at risk for health and safety issues."
Hanock-Jasie also said the photos that union officials from the New York Hotel Trades Council claimed to have in their possession documenting the unsafe conditions have not been proven to be either current pics or even from the Waldorf.
Whether or not, this new info gives you peace of mind is up to you. We are just glad we can be fair and balanced. So good night and good luck.
· Asbestos at the Waldorf [HotelChatter]