The bases of inequality regimes in luxury hotels are gender, race and age, which determine the role of workers within organizations characterized by deep differences, depending on work on the scene or behind. The organizational departments are also characterized by a rigid sexual division of labor, on which depends the existence of male and female jobs. In hotels recently opened in Paris, attended by the middle classes, gender inequalities are only apparently reduced: indeed, there is an extension of the transitional labor market. Working women belonging to middle management, at the cost of enormous efforts, manage the tensions generated by the recruitment of inexperienced student-workers and by the racialization of social relations, related to outsourcing, and then leave hotels luxury industry once they reach 30 years of age.
Keywords: Inequality regime, transitional labor market, luxury hotels, Paris