Twenty-Seven Associates Celebrated 30 or More Years of Service

Boston, MA (Jan. 11, 2011) – 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 thirty years or more. This year six new members were inducted, bringing total club membership to twenty-seven 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, “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.”

About the Omni Parker House 

The Omni Parker House is part of the Omni Hotels & Resorts family, which creates compelling, memorable guest experiences by tempting the senses in innovative ways, surrounding them with a balanced blend of scents, sounds, sights, textures and tastes. The Omni Parker House is America’s longest continuously operating luxury hotel and remains one of its most elegantly refined. Located in historic downtown Boston on the Freedom Trail, the Omni Parker House Hotel opened its doors in 1855 and offers distinguished décor and thoughtful amenities in each of the 551 luxurious accommodations and 18 function rooms, including the roof top ballroom. 


Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences that take guests on “A Total Departure” to 47 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. From exceptional golf and spa retreats to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its award-winning, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company’s “Power of One” associate empowerment program. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations such as J.D. Power and Associates, which ranked Omni as “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upscale Hotel Chains” in its 2010 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study(SM).

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