Saturday, August 01, 2015

Guest Newsletter for Sunday, August 2

Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Sunday, August 2, 2015.


Hotel Notes
Enjoy a beautiful candlelit dinner in the newly renovated                  
Nat’s Restaurant!
With new tables and chairs, and open concept, it feels like a whole new restaurant.
Ask the front desk for a special dining offer!

Weather Forecast  
Sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 80s. Slightly muggy.


VIP of the Day
The Hawthorne Hotel would like to welcome their VIP of the day William Slade!

Flags of the Day
Argentina
US Virgin Islands

This Day in History
On this day in 1990, Iraqi forces invade Kuwait, Iraq’s tiny, oil-rich neighbor. Kuwait’s defense forces were rapidly overwhelmed and the emir of Kuwait, his family, and remaining military fled to Saudi Arabia, and within hours Kuwait City had been captured and the Iraqis had established a provincial government.

  
Best regards,

Patrick Cornelissen
General Manager

Friday, July 31, 2015

Guest Newsletter for Saturday, August 1

Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Saturday, August 1, 2015.


Hotel Notes
Enjoy a beautiful candlelit dinner in the newly renovated                  
Nat’s Restaurant!
With new tables and chairs, and open concept, it feels like a whole new restaurant.
Ask the front desk for a special dining offer!

Weather Forecast  
Mostly sunny skies
with temperatures reaching 87 degrees.

VIP of the Day
The Hawthorne Hotel would like to welcome their VIP of the day Ron Cooper!

Flags of the Day
Belgium
California

This Day in History
On this day in 1961, amusement park lovers “head for the thrills” as Six Flags Over Texas, the first park in the Six Flags chain, opens. Located on 212 acres in Arlington, Texas, the park was the first to feature log flume and mine train rides and later, the first 360-degree looping roller coaster, modern parachute drop and man-made river rapids ride.
  
Best regards,

Patrick Cornelissen
General Manager

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Guest Newsletter for Friday, July 31

Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Friday, July 31, 2015.


Hotel Notes
Enjoy a beautiful candlelit dinner in the newly renovated                  
Nat’s Restaurant!
With new tables and chairs, and open concept, it feels like a whole new restaurant.
Ask the front desk for a special dining offer!

Weather Forecast  
Less humid with plenty of sunshine.
High of 89°F. Winds W at 9mph.


VIP of the Day
The Hawthorne Hotel would like to welcome their VIP of the day Tammy Carol!

Flags of the Day
Marshall Islands
Maine

This Day in History
On this day in 1975, James Riddle Hoffa, one of the most influential American labor leaders of the 20th century, disappears in Detroit, Michigan, never to be heard from again. Though he is popularly believed to have been the victim of a Mafia hit, conclusive evidence was never found, and Hoffa’s death remains shrouded in mystery to this day.

  
Best regards,

Patrick Cornelissen
General Manager

Giving Back to the Community

Last week the hotel celebrated its 90th anniversary and in case you did not yet see the pictures on our Facebook page, here is a link to them.
 
90th birthday party at the Hawthorne
 
As part of the celebration, the Hawthorne sold raffle tickets and created a signature cocktail that raised funds for the Salem Education Foundation. As the hotel was founded by community partners, we felt that on our 90th birthday we should give back to the same community. Picking the Salem Education Foundation thus seemed like a great fit.
 
With the party in full swing, over 400 people attended and had a blast. On top of that we were able to raise $2,500 that will help support educational efforts in Salem. 
 
Carrie Francis Cabot (Executive Director) receives the $2,500 check from Patrick Cornelissen. Also in this photo from left to right are Thomas Mac Donald, Alexa Agno (VP of the Foundation), Karen O'Kane and Laura Abraham-Long

We already look forward to our centennial celebration on 2025, and hope you do too!!

Best regards,

Patrick Cornelissen
General Manager

Front Office Manager receives Award


Rewarding outstanding performance is always a difficult task, as so many of the Hawthorne's team members do an excellent job and go above and beyond every day. So the task of selecting one individual is never easy.
 
However, I am pleased to announce that the Manager of the 2nd Quarter Award was given to Andy Seidel, who, as our Front Office Manager, has done an exceptional job in guiding his team of Front Desk Clerks. In addition, Andy is always eager to learn and looking for the best possible way in how to lead the department, and he certainly does so by setting the example.
 
Those of you who have been visiting us on a regular basis know that Andy, as well as his entire team, receive constant kudos for their recommendations, taking reservations, as well as making sure all guests are swiftly checked-in and assisted in so many other ways.
 
Andy Seidel receives the Manager of the Quarter Award from GM Patrick Cornelissen
 
Andy posing in front of the Hawthorne with his well deserved award
When you are visiting us, make sure to say hello to Andy and to congratulate him on this achievement.

As always, I look forward to seeing you soon at the Hawthorne.

Patrick Cornelissen
General Manager

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Guest Newsletter for Thursday, July 30

Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Thursday, July 30, 2015.


Hotel Notes
Get your tickets now for the Hawthorne Hotel’s Annual Halloween Ball!
This year’s theme is A Night to Dismember”!
Tickets can be bought directly from the hotel and can also be found online at:                                         
http://tiny.cc/hawthornehalloween


Weather Forecast  
Partly sunny and humid with a thunderstorm in the afternoon. High of 87°F. Winds SSW 10mph.

VIP of the Day
The Hawthorne Hotel would like to welcome their VIP of the day Jason Koen!

Flags of the Day
Japan
Pennsylvania

This Day in History
On this day in 1969, during his first overseas trip as president–which included stops in Guam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Pakistan, Romania, and Britain–Richard Nixon makes an unscheduled five-and-a-half hour visit to South Vietnam. 
  

Best regards,

Patrick Cornelissen
General Manager