• Friday, October 19th, 2012
I love The Lord Elgin Hotel! I am having such a great time doing my Cooperative Education placement here! I have already been working at the hotel for over a month and the time has just flown by. I am always so happy coming into the building and looking around. I love seeing all the guests happily sitting in the lobby and people getting their Starbucks coffee. The Lord Elgin Hotel feels like my home now and all the staff are my family! I am always so happy while writing these blogs because I love sharing my wonderful experiences with people. I would like to thank all the people who do read my blogs! Have a great weekend!
• Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
Once a year at least, the sales team gather to talk about what we hope to achieve next year and how we plan to get there. It is always a great day, with a ton on ideas put on the table and tons of optimism and hope.
I have a super team…no kidding!! They are pro’s – they work hard, they support and recognize each other’s wins and feel for their losses and they keep an open mind – always ready to learn and try new things.
So we talked alot about who the Lord Elgin Hotel is…what we stand for – how we differentiate ourselves. I talked about our history, as I have been around the hotel (there, away and always back again) for over 30 years. There are some fabulous stories!! It is a feeling…like it’s home. Hard to put into words…but we all feel it.
So as an Ottawa landmark that many of your are familiar with… I invite you to share with me what you think of when you think of the Lord Elgin Hotel? What would be your slogan??
• Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
I am having so much fun with my Cooperative Education placement at The Lord Elgin Hotel. Each day is completely different. Not only have I been assisting the Sales Team, but I also have been working with housekeeping, setting up events and working on the hotel’s social media sites. I never want this experience to end.
This week my teacher came to visit me at the hotel. She was amazed by The Lord Elgin Hotel’s beauty when she first walked into the lobby. I gave her a tour around the wonderful building and I showed her the variety of responsibilities that I have to do each day. After we talked with my supervisor at the hotel, she was on her way. She was so happy throughout the whole time she was here and I was so pleased. I would like to thank her for helping me achieve this wonderful placement and for being so supportive.
• Tuesday, October 09th, 2012
It has been another exciting week at The Lord Elgin Hotel. One of the highlights for me was working with the housekeeping team. Each day The Lord Elgin Hotel’s rooms are cleaned from top to bottom ensuring that they are perfect for each guest. The team is very professional and experienced. They know exactly what they are doing and leave each room spotless and looking magnificent. The staff works extremely hard and it is not easy at all. It is a difficult job making the hotel look as great as it does and they do this everyday! They vacuum, wash the floors, make the beds and ensure that each guest has everything they would need while staying overnight.
I really enjoyed the day I spent working with the housekeeping team. It was a great learning experience for me, and seeing how hard they work is what surprised me most. It is such an accomplishment after finishing a room, because I think of how much the guest will enjoy staying at the hotel. Working with housekeeping really changed my perspective of the entire Lord Elgin Hotel because it makes each experience perfect for their guests. I would like to thank the housekeeping team for taking me in and teaching me all the tricks. I had a really great time!
• Wednesday, October 03rd, 2012
WOW! What an exciting week it has been. I have been having such a unique work experience as a Cooperative Education Student at The Lord Elgin Hotel. I am generally at school for full days, but now work at the hotel in the mornings. I help out the Sales and Marketing team, and I have never had so much fun. The first week has already gone by and I have gained so much knowledge. Each day I start out by working on The Lord Elgin Hotel’s social media sites, then taking pictures of the marvelous hotel and that is just a start. I have enjoyed meeting the guests and working with the hotel’s team. Every day is completely different!
The time is going by so fast at The Lord Elgin Hotel. It is already October and it will be Thanksgiving this weekend! The hotel is prepared for this great holiday! Grill 41 is cooking up some fantastic meals for Thanksgiving and the fireplace is keeping the guests warm. It is such an incredible time of year, and I cannot think of a better place to be than at The Lord Elgin Hotel. I am so thankful for the great opportunity that I have been given here. I genuinely hope that everyone has a great holiday weekend!