The annual Virtuoso Conference was attended this year in Las Vegas by Ellen Gerchick and Andrea Ambroze on behalf of The Surrey. This was the largest ever with over 6500 travel advisors and suppliers globally. Together they completed over 285 one on one appointments, plus several lunches and receptions in one week. Another year for The Surrey partnering with the top industry professionals!
All the hotels teamed up for the 2019 Summer Outing at Sky Room NYC. Everyone enjoyed lots of food, drinks and great music! Stunning views of the city was the highlight of the night!
Thank you to the Shelburne Team for our lovely chocolate covered fruit and thank you to the Group Sales team for our yummy Mrs. Fields cookies!
Thank you for making us feel special this week and always being great partners! 😊
The Shelburne Hotel & Suites celebrated the retirement of Franklin Wynters. Franklin has been a loyal, dedicated member of the team for the 29 years! Thank you for all your hard work and we wish you all the best!
Celebrate Services Week kicked off with a great start thanks to NYC & Company. Every year they host an event for the service managers of NYC. This was year we played Giant Jenga, Super Mario Brothers, did NYC Trivia and then visited the Cauldron where we got a full on Harry Potter Experience.
Celebrate Services Week continues until August 2nd. Stop by and say thanks to your friendly service manager 😊
The Gardens hosted its annual Summer Client Event where we had the opportunity to showcase our rooms, outdoor space and new art installation. We had 35 key people from a mix of Corporate, Mission, Group, Travel Agents and FIT Tour Operators.
Our guests enjoyed catered barbecue from Dinosaur Bar-B-Que with Bubbles and Rose under the Artwork by @Rubin415. The food, refreshments, weather and company were perfect, and no one wanted to leave.
A special Thank You to the Gardens Operations team for the beautiful set-up and for the support from the attendees of our Corporate Sales Team.
Affinia Hotels & Suites was just featured in in Hospitality Design (with 27K Unique Monthly Views) – covering the brand-wide renovation of the hotels.
The Benjamin Hotel celebrated 20 years of being the wonderful landmark we all know and love. We also celebrated associates reaching milestones of 5 years, 10 years, 15 years and 20 years! Each associate received a Benjamin pin with different colored gems depending on the years completed; yellow for 5, green for 10, red for 15 and diamond for 20. Everyone certainly had a great time! Thank you to Patrick and Brooke for stopping by and for their lovely speeches!
A big congratulations to Ann Murtagh, who was nominated for Salesperson of the year at the HSMAI awards last week! We appreciate all her hard work and dedication to Denihan, way to go Ann!
Yesterday was Pedro’s last day after being the face of the Gardens NYC for 30 years! He is embarking on a new exciting journey to Houston, Texas with his family. We celebrated with the best food New York has to offer, pizza! Thank you Pedro for all of the years you dedicated to making sure our guest were happy!
Corporate hosted a viewing party to cheer on the Women’s USA Soccer team match against Sweden. USA won 2-0!!
The Shelburne Hotel and Suites team enjoyed a fun filled packed week full of training, painting and team building. The week ended with a pep rally taco party along with amazing t-shirt giveaways! #livelikealocal
Last week we bid adieu to one of our Room Attendants at the Gardens NYC. Gina Consiglieri dedicated 19 years to our wonderful hotel. We wished her all the best and a very happy and relaxing retirement!
The Surrey team enjoyed delicious ice cream on our beautiful rooftop to welcome the delightful weather!
Rescue the Runway is an event put on by Mr. Bones & Co. a 501(c)3 animal welfare nonprofit organization. The event is designed to get the community involved via adopting, fostering, volunteering, advocacy or financial support. It feature’s NYC’s most adorable runway, with homeless pups up for adoption strutting their stuff alongside local community heroes and other notable guests who escort them down the runway in the hopes of landing a forever home.
Affinia Hotel & Suites was an official partner of the event and is looking forward to continuing to grow a relationship with Mr. Bones & Co.
The team celebrated with a relaxing afternoon enjoying fresh mocktails, hand massages and manicures. Our local neighbors Rituals and Sundays Nail Salon helped to host the event which was one to remember!
Last Thursday, the Fifty Hotel & Suites celebrated the retirement of Wilgress Dey. For the last 21 years, Dey has been a loyal, dedicated member of the team.
We would like to thank you for all your hard work! Best wishes in your retirement!
The James team enjoyed fresh smoothies to celebrate the Associate of the Month, Manager of the Quarter and candy count winners!
The Surrey prepares for sunnier days by installing new plants to our entrance with the help of our Hotel Manager, Brian Twomey and our Director of Rooms, Gavin Hasty.
In 2018, The Fifty Hotel & Suites launched an “Anniversary Recognition Program” to show gratitude for the loyalty each associate had with the Hotel!
On Friday April 5th, we had one big event with the team to celebrate and acknowledge everyone’s most recent milestone anniversary (5 year, 10 year, 15 year, 20 year and 25 year)! We celebrated 40 associates with a champagne toast along with some sweets and treats!!!
Congratulations to all the winners!
Revenue Game Changer – Paula Weissand
Behind the Scenes Game Changer – Brittany Favorito
Team Player – Mariorara Sfera
Train the Trainer – Nana Adu & Mariorara Sfera
MVP – Monica Derchi
The Shelburne hosted its first Client event where we had the opportunity to showcase our new rooms/suites.
The event was held on the 10th floor and had 75 top clients in attendance. The audience was a great mix of Corporate, Missions, Group, Travel agents and FIT Tour Operators.
The renovation was warmly received by all and the Mission of Denmark who left us last year due to product is excited about coming back for UNGA!
Besides seeing the renovated rooms the clients were so excited about the special activations we had which included a photo booth, relaxing massages by Oasis and Crystal Tarot Card readings by Modern Sanctuary.
All is all a really amazing evening!
The Benjamin celebrates International Women’s Day with breakfast for our team members and a rosé tasting for our guests.
Congratulations to all the winners at the Fifty!
Revenue Game Changer – Jonathan Lam
Behind the scenes game changer – Teela Nakashian
Customer Hero – Jasmine Rivera
Team Player – Sammy Asfaw
Train the Trainer – Lupe Olmos & Patricia Leon
MVP – Patricia Leon
Most photogenic – Brian Gehlich
Congratulations to all the winners at the Shelburne!
Revenue Game Changer – Anne Marie Lachmeyer
Financial Services Games Changer – Linda Aboagye
Behind the scenes game changer – Luis Palanco
Customer Hero – Denis Harrow
Team Player – Grazyna Skorynkiewicz
Train the Trainer – Ecker Cano
MVP – Chris Ramlochan
Congratulations to all the winners at the Gardens!
Revenue Game Changer – Anne Marie Lachmeyer
Behind the scenes game changer – Nadia Rodriguez
Customer Hero – Kris Krol
Team Player – Elvira Kim
Train the Trainer – Elvira Kim
MVP – Nigel Bradshaw
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