Articles tagged “at your service”

Managing a Wolf Sanctuary Means Animals — Not Visitors — Are the Boss

Managing a Wolf Sanctuary Means Animals — Not Visitors — Are the Boss

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Tourists are welcome to visit Wolf Haven International in Washington state, but the needs of the sanctuary's residents — which include two species of wolves, wolf-dogs, and coyotes — are always prioritized. The sanctuary's co-manager Pamela Maciel Cabañas is devoted to making sure that happens.

4 days ago

Meet the Man Who Keeps London’s Double-Decker Tour Buses Rolling

Meet the Man Who Keeps London’s Double-Decker Tour Buses Rolling

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Rory Budge's fascination with all things mechanical began in his teenage years. He now helps keep everything ticking over at Big Bus Tours' London engineering depot.

1 month ago

Park Hyatt’s Blade Runner: Knife Concierge Offers Cutting-Edge Service

Park Hyatt’s Blade Runner: Knife Concierge Offers Cutting-Edge Service

Laura Powell, Skift

It’s not enough for the waitstaff at The Argyle Steakhouse in San Diego to pick up on the personalities of their customers. The staff of this high-end Park Hyatt Aviara eatery also has to learn about the personalities of their steak knives.

2 months ago

The Savoy’s Carpenter Hammers Away to Make the Storied Hotel Instagrammable

The Savoy’s Carpenter Hammers Away to Make the Storied Hotel Instagrammable

Rosie Spinks, Skift

As The Savoy's in-house carpenter, Sam Beer gets to "make things that people want to take pictures of." It's a big part of his job. Turns out, that's as fun for him as it is for the luxury hotel's guests.

3 months ago

Material Matters at The St. Regis: Covering the Job of Hotel Upholsterer

Material Matters at The St. Regis: Covering the Job of Hotel Upholsterer

Laura Powell, Skift

Whether it's hanging on the walls or blanketing chairs and sofas, fabric plays a starring role at The St. Regis New York. That's why the hotel employs a full-time upholsterer, who is constantly canvassing the premises to keep material in tip-top shape.

4 months ago

Southwest Air’s Paint Guru Keeps 750 Airplanes Looking Sharp

Southwest Air’s Paint Guru Keeps 750 Airplanes Looking Sharp

Brian Sumers, Skift

Peeling paint is a fact of life at an airline. But most carriers try their best to keep aircraft looking sharp. They view an airplane's livery as free advertising. That's why jobs like Corey Culbertson's are so important.

5 months ago

The Man Who Puts the Sparkle in the Baccarat Hotel

The Man Who Puts the Sparkle in the Baccarat Hotel

Laura Powell, Skift

When your brand is all about high-quality, custom-crafted crystal, you'd better be sure that the message shines throughout any product extensions. To uphold and safeguard Baccarat's identity, enter the glass attendant.

6 months ago

The Bird Man of Big Sur Helps This Resort’s Guests Connect With Nature

The Bird Man of Big Sur Helps This Resort’s Guests Connect With Nature

Isaac Carey, Skift

Antonio Balestreri's work depends on how well he can educate guests on the role of raptors in the environment, something which gives his presentations a serious edge.

7 months ago

Meet American Airlines’ Turbulence Guru

Meet American Airlines’ Turbulence Guru

Brian Sumers, Skift

Steve Abelman, the only meteorologist employed by American Airlines, is passionate about his craft.

8 months ago

How a Performance Artist Is Helping a D.C. Hotel Be a Hub of Culture

How a Performance Artist Is Helping a D.C. Hotel Be a Hub of Culture

Laura Powell, Skift

It's not unusual for hotels to talk about how they curate local culture into the experience. But a new hotel in Washington, D.C. is not just talking the talk, but walking the walk with this job.

9 months ago

This Dietician Wanted to Make Taco Bell Healthier: She Got the Job

This Dietician Wanted to Make Taco Bell Healthier: She Got the Job

Erika Adams, Skift Table

Promoting Taco Bell’s image as anything other than a place where diets are broken and cravings are indulged is a long, lonely battle — one that Taco Bell’s in-house dietician, Missy Schaaphok, has been fighting for years.

10 months ago

Honduran Butterfly Farmer Puts Conservation Before Luxury at Ecolodge

Honduran Butterfly Farmer Puts Conservation Before Luxury at Ecolodge

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Many travelers don't realize that Honduras' ecotourism industry has a luxury side to it, but that doesn't mean conservation is an afterthought.

11 months ago