As part of my program at Algonquin College I was required to do a 7-10 week coop placement doing public relations. My teacher assigned me to go to the Lord Elgin Hotel and unfortunately since IÔÇÖm not from Ottawa I had to use Google to find out where the hotel was. Once I found it and met up with Ann Meelker, Director of Sales and Marketing, I was all set to start. I was so excited for my first day and I got to meet all the nice staff and got a wonderful tour of the hotel.
From the few months working on social media for the hotel, I am amazed of how fast time flies. It feels like yesterday that I started and now it has already come to an end. I have learned so much more about social media from being here and IÔÇÖm so glad that I had the chance to meet the Lord Elgin staff. The sales staff is hilarious to work beside and they made me feel apart of their family. Everyone was very welcoming and always helped me when I needed a hand.
I got to learn a lot about the hotel itself and I have booked rooms for the Tulip festival coming in May. I am definitely going to use the skills I picked up from these past months for my future. From blogging, making press kits, and being on Facebook and Twitter, along with everything in between, there was always something to be learned each day.
I want to thank everyone at the hotel for making me feel apart of the team and at home. I couldnÔÇÖt think of a better place to stay in Ottawa and I will always return to say hello. I have learned a lot more about Ottawa from being here and more about hotels, sales, and what its like to work in a team or as I would say a family, at the Lord Elgin hotel.