Marriott Hotel apologises for using sexist sign in Aberdeen bar

Marriott Hotel apologises for using sexist sign in Aberdeen bar

The Marriott Hotel has apologised over the sign (Credit: Andi Ramsay)

Monday, March 5, 2018

The Marriott Hotel has apologised after a sexist sign was used in its Aberdeen International Airport branch.

It was on display at the bar and said "no shirt no service” next to an image of a man and "no shirt free beer" next to an image of a woman.

The issue was raised when Gillian Martin, the MSP for Aberdeenshire East, heard about the message in the bar from a constituent.

She slammed the sign as “offensive and appalling," according to The Evening Express. Some also said the sign showed “everyday sexism.”

The vice president of franchise operations in Europe for Marriott has now said the sign has been taken down.

Morten Skumsrud said the sign was "immediately" taken out of the bar and there will be a review into the matter as well as "retraining on our diversity and equality policy, to ensure all guests are treated equally and with respect.”

He sent a letter to the MSP which said: “We deeply apologise for any embarrassment and upset this incident has caused you, your constituents and the general public."

Martin has responded by saying she's pleased the hotel company dealt with the matter quickly.