Many companies are still struggling to find workers, even now that most COVID restrictions have been lifted.
Thus, the DoubleTree in Reading gets really creative to continue to attract quality employees.
Guests of the DoubleTree Hotel have no idea that they are going to have a truly unique experience when they meet students from Albright College.
“I thought it was fantastic. I’ve never been rocked by a man before, but thought it was quite fun including the beautiful voice of the young woman and would I do it again? Absolutely! ” said Chris Mitchell, a guest from Houston.
“It’s a lot of fun and it’s very unexpected, people are like ‘oh wow, there’s a piano sitting over there, you know who’s going to play it?’ And I’m like ‘I can’ and they’re like ‘nooo’ and I’m ‘like’ yes I can ‘, and they are kinda blown away! “Said recent Albright graduate Veronica Jakubowski.
They are part of a special program that hires students to entertain guests and also gain some experience in the hospitality industry.
“That you can get paid not only to serve the hotel and serve the customers there, but also to share your craft, your artistic profession, share this gift with others and I think that’s what it is. so unique. That’s what is so special. That’s what is so beautiful, “said DoubleTree Artistic Director Nate Rothermel.
“Honestly, it has been one of the best experiences I have ever had,” said Adrian Jacob with a laugh.
“It’s pretty awesome that you can enjoy sculpting the experience, because we’re really on the ground floor, sort of. So like being able to really create an experience with the management and with the guests,” Logan Wintersteen, Albright’s senior executive. mentionned.
Currently only Albright students are participating in the pilot program, but the hotel hopes to expand it to other colleges and even high school students in the future. If you would like more information on how to apply for the internship, you can email Nate Rothermel at [email protected]