This morning, the Paramount Hotel initiated an internal investigation to address allegations citing Brian Conboy, doorman at the Paramount Hotel, solicited money from cab drivers in exchange for airport bound fares.
“We are examining these claims and will take the necessary steps to rectify the situation. Hotel policy prohibits the solicitation of funds from taxi drivers. We will continue to work with our staff to ensure employee compliance. Additionally, we have contacted the Taxi and Limousine Commission to address these allegations and will continue to make certain that the Paramount Hotel meets TLC regulations,” said Geoffrey Allan Mills, Managing Director of the Paramount Hotel.
Located in the heart of Times Square, the iconic Paramount Hotel, provides patrons easy access to the Broadway Theater District, Restaurant Row, Madison and Fifth Avenue shopping, Penn Station and the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Throughout its eight decades in existence, the Paramount Hotel has gained notoriety for infamous guests, fabulous designers and eccentric owners including Ian Schrager. Built in 1928, famed theater architect Thomas W. Lamb designed the Paramount Hotel, employing dramatic French Renaissance details to reflect the bustling energy of Broadway. A living timeline of New York’s style evolution, the property was awarded Landmark status by the Landmark’s Preservation Commission in December 2009. The Paramount Hotel is located at 235 West 46th street.