Articles tagged “at your service”

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 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

3 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.

4 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.

5 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.

6 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.

8 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.

9 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.

9 months ago

Amtrak Sleeper Car Attendant Brings Old-Fashioned Hospitality to the Rails

Amtrak Sleeper Car Attendant Brings Old-Fashioned Hospitality to the Rails

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Business travelers and commuters may be Amtrak's bread and butter, but many leisure travelers have decades of warm feelings for its sleeper cars, and the old-fashioned hospitality they afford.

10 months ago

Don’t Accuse This Hotel Musical Director of Being the Muzak Guy

Don’t Accuse This Hotel Musical Director of Being the Muzak Guy

Laura Powell, Skift

It's likely that the musical experience of most hotel employees doesn't extend far beyond karaoke. Not the case for a certain Hungarian concierge, whose vast musical background strikes a special chord with guests.

12 months ago