Beverly Hilton Apologizes for Golden Globes Shuttle Delays

Golden Globes Shuttle Lines
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The Beverly Hilton has apologized for the post-Golden Globes shuttle delays that left more than 1,000 party-goers stranded for up to three hours while waiting for transportation to the hotel for after-parties.

“We are dealing with a dynamic security environment and we will continue to adjust and improve our plans for all future events,” said Beverly Hilton General Manager Sandy Murphy in a statement. For safety precautions, the majority of security screening was stationed away from the hotel, she explained.

“The safety and security of our guests must always be a priority,” said Murphy. “We apologize for any inconvenience or delays this increased security may have caused to our guests.”

In an attempt to strengthen security and limit the number of drop-offs and pick-ups from the Golden Globes site Sunday night, the Hilton sourced a shuttle service to transport guests from a Century City parking lot to the hotel for after-parties.

The first round of shuttles were scheduled to depart the parking lot at 8:30 p.m. following the awards show, but due to the sheer volume of party attendees and a limited number of shuttles, the transportation process was heavily delayed. Some party-goers reported waiting as long as three hours for a shuttle ride.

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  1. A Lister says:

    Being a Liberal Hollywood Elite, it’s hard to contend with reality. I support gun control because I don’t want people out there with guns. My armed body guards don’t like it either. I want open immigration otherwise who will tend to my flowers and wash my car. Kelly Osborne was right. If you deport the poor undocumented people then who will clean your toilets. I was appalled at having to wait for a shuttle. Where was my limo?

    • Sal U. Lloyd says:

      LISTER, LISTEN: “During the last legislative session, Georgia adopted a harsh new immigration law modeled on the law passed last year by Arizona. Now, it seems they’re getting a little lesson in the law of unintended consequences:
      After enacting House Bill 87, a law designed to drive illegal immigrants out of Georgia, state officials appear shocked to discover that HB 87 is, well, driving a lot of illegal immigrants out of Georgia.
      It might be funny if it wasn’t so sad.
      Thanks to the resulting labor shortage, Georgia farmers have been forced to leave millions of dollars’ worth of blueberries, onions, melons and other crops unharvested and rotting in the fields. It has also put state officials into something of a panic at the damage they’ve done to Georgia’s largest industry.
      Barely a month ago, you might recall, Gov. Nathan Deal welcomed the TV cameras into his office as he proudly signed HB 87 into law. Two weeks later, with farmers howling, a scrambling Deal ordered a hasty investigation into the impact of the law he had just signed, as if all this had come as quite a surprise to him.
      The results of that investigation have now been released. According to survey of 230 Georgia farmers conducted by Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, farmers expect to need more than 11,000 workers at some point over the rest of the season, a number that probably underestimates the real need, since not every farmer in the state responded to the survey.” — Outside the Beltway

  2. Sal U. Lloyd says:

    Oh, who cares! Make them walk!

  3. jnsesq says:

    It was tewwible!!! One attendee said it was like being in a prison camp! Poor, narcissistic, self-entitled, over-privileged things. How dare they make you wait — for anything!

  4. Scott says:

    What is shameful is that no help was sent.

  5. Andrew Costello says:

    I’m not sure the venue is too small. I think it’s more a case of the organizers going ridiculously overboard with security. There was no need to have armored vehicles and swat all over the place.

  6. Max says:

    Realistically, the venue is way too small for the event. The ballroom cannot fit all those tables, so it takes forever for winners to figure out a path to the stage to get their trophies. It’s nice that the show and after parties are all so near, but logistically, there are a lot of ways in which the show has outgrown the venue.

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