Omni Parker House Honors 30-Plus Club

  • Omni Hotels & Resorts
  • 01.20.11
The Omni Parker House recently hosted the 5th Annual 30-Plus Club celebration in the historic Press Room of the hotel.

The club honors associates who have worked at the hotel for 30 years or more. This year six new members were inducted, bringing the total club membership to 27 associates. While including banquet servers, bartenders, housekeepers, maintenance engineers and a few managers, Bellman Edward Cotto leads the way with 42 years of service.

“Our hotel is historic in its own right but the histories of these special individuals have, for decades, made the biggest difference for our guests,” said General Manager John Murtha. “The Club is a great way for us to acknowledge the contributions of our most experienced and professional staff.”

Then, war stories were shared by many of the club members attending. Doorman Richard Aliferis recounted the time he picked up ink-stained money off School Street, the result of a foiled bank robbery not far away. Jose Jodar, banquet bartender, shared how in 1980 he was living in Miami and vacationing in Boston when he just dropped in to see if there were any jobs available.

Seamus Murphy, guest services manager, who has held employment with the Omni Parker House for 34 years, commented on the festivities and said, “As I looked around the room at the 30-Plus Club dinner I felt honored to be included in the ranks of such service professionals. The party was even hosted in the Press Room where JFK announced he was going to run for Congress and also had his bachelor party, but that’s another story.”

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