Farewell Pedro!

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!

Training Week at the Shelburne

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

    

Happy Retirement to Gina!

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!

Rescue the Runway: NYC 2019

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.

Happy Mother’s Day to the James New York NoMad!

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!

Congratulations on your Retirement Wilgress Dey!

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!

Spring has Sprung at The Surrey!

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.

Anniversary Recognition Program – Fifty Hotel & Suites

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!!!

James New York – NoMad Recognition Awards!

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

Live Like a Local – The Shelburne Open House

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!

Fifty’s Recognition Awards!

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

Shelburne’s Recognition Awards!

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

Gardens Recognition Awards!

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

Valentine’s Day at the Fifty!

Love is in the air! Our Valentine’s Day Wine Hour made Thursday a special treat for everyone. Guests and associates received goodie bags with sweet treats. It was a fun filled day at the Fifty Hotel and Suites!

The Surrey Manager Outing!

The Surrey Managers had a wonderful time yesterday during our paint event! It was held in a quaint spot called The Paint Place. We had the pleasure of painting banksy with a balloon while enjoying wine, cheese and charcuterie plates. A great time was had by all and we cannot wait for the next one!

The National Participates in the Grand Gourmet!

The National Restaurant proudly participated in The Grand Gourmet in Grand Central yesterday! They offered Berkshire Pork Belly with Guajillo Chile Dressing and Chicharrones as the featured course. Thank you to our team for being excellent representatives of the restaurant!

(Pictured left to right:
Carlos De Jesus, Rezart Gorencavic, Kara Cuva, and Bastian Bomhoff)

The National Feature on The New York Post!

The National Restaurant had the honor of being featured in the New York Post for one of the most romantic spots in New York City! To view the full article, click on the link below!

https://nypost.com/2019/02/05/the-most-romantic-restaurant-spots-in-nyc/

Vote for The Surrey in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards

The Surrey is once again nominated to be the No. 1 City Hotel in the U.S. & NYC in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards! We’d like to claim this honor once again and to do it, WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! It only takes two minutes to vote, and you’ll be entered to win a $10,000 dream trip for two!

It’s easy: just click this link to cast your vote and rate every category as excellent. We’re counting on you!

Thank you!

The Surrey Team

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We The Dogs NYC – Yappy Hour Event

NYC’s Newest Dog Community launched last night at The Fifty Hotel & Suites, creatively titled Yappy Hour. It was an immensely successful event with adorable pups, flowing wine and great food! We The Dogs NYC is a Nonprofit Organization, supporting NYC area animal rescue organizations.


We can’t wait to host more Yappy Hour events across all Affinia Hotels in the future!