Bowling Green, Kentucky (PRWEB) November 15, 2013
In celebration of this occasion there were several events planned for both staff and guests to enjoy throughout the day. The hotel was decorated in the public spaces and F&B areas. Flyers were distributed to the local accounts and businesses that the hotel had or are developing relationships with.
The celebration began by having a pot-luck lunch to involve and engage the staff in the event. The General Manager grilled hot dogs and hamburgers for the staff on behalf of the hotel along with hosting an ice-cream bar. Roughly 95% of staff attended the event, many brought great food from home that everyone enjoyed. There were dips, finger foods, cookies, ice cream, cheese cake and everything in-between. The hotel raffled off restaurant gift certificates and free night stays at other Dellisart managed properties. The staff was treated by the management company to Dellisart T-Shirts among other gift bag items. The raffle for a $50 gift card for the upscale dinning at Cheddars restaurant across the street from the hotel was one of the most coveted prizes. The Dellisart managed properties in the Chicago suburbs and in Hershey PA that offered complementary stays allowed deserving associates to take a well-deserved family trip to their choice location.
To continue the celebration, for the evening Social, the hotel grilled out for the guests as well as all staff and their families. They grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and bratwurst for all guests and staff in attendance. They also offered everyone cake, ice cream, homemade food from staff. The hotel held a special charity event with all proceeds going to Give Kids The World. It was nicknamed “Pie in the Managers eye competition” where they had all hotel management volunteer to join in. They posted each managers picture and title on property where the guest will be able to make a donation ($1 per entry). On the day of the event they tallied all donations and managers names to see who had the most votes, the manager with the most votes had a whip cream pie tossed in their face by the guest who donated the most and a separate category for employees was done as well. It was done all in good spirits and allowed the staff to have fun tossing a pie in their bosses face with all monies collected being donated for a good cause. To cap off the evening the hotel held a guest raffle for free night stays to little knickknacks. They followed that with the pie throwing contest. This was really enjoyed by all guest and staff as everyone gathered around to get a great view and join in on the laughter. Hotel management had previously counted all the donations at had the set managers who would be getting the pies tossed in their faces. Right before the event was to start, they had a last minute donation by a long term guest in the amount of $100. So a new manager was added to the list of who would get a pie in the face. Adam Artusio (General Manager) had raised 80% of the funds collected from the staff so he was the one selected by the staff, April Flowers (Director of Sales) had originally received 72% of the funds raised by guest so she was all set to get a pie as well, with the last minute donation, Joe Leibfreid (Chief Engineer) was added to the list to have a pie thrown by a guest.
Through a combination of selling cookies, receiving donations and funds collected for the pie contest, the hotel was able to raise a total for the event of $457.01.
The property General Manager, Adam Artusio commented “It is hard to believe that we have already come up to our one year anniversary, the anniversary celebration was a success all around, we had a steady flow of guests there for the evening social along with exceptional involvement from our staff members and their families. It has been a banner year for this property and we look forward to more success to come.”