Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Guest Newsletter for Wednesday, May 1

Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Wednesday, May 1, 2013.    




Hotel Notes:

Looking for a way to celebrate Father’s Day?  Come to the first annual “Daddy-Daughter” Dance at the Hawthorne Hotel!  Taking place on Saturday June 15, 2013 from 5:30 to 8:30pm, this event includes music, dancing hors d’oeuvres and beverages.  Everyone is welcome, and tickets are $35 per couple inclusive of tax and gratuities ($20 per additional person).  To make reservations call 978-825-4311. 

Stop by the Peabody Essex Museum and see the new exhibit by Toshio Shibata.  One of Japan's preeminent landscape photographers, Toshio Shibata is known for exploring the delicate balance between human made structures and nature. Photographing water catchments, roads, dams and bridges, he examines the unique appearance of such structures in his native land. Through his lens, river beds can look like origami, and waterfalls resemble kimonos. This exhibition of 28 large-format works will be the artist's first solo show in an American museum since 1995 and the first time his color images will be shown in America.  The Peabody Essex Museum is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10am to 5pm, and this exhibit is showing until December 31, 2013.

This Day in History
On May 1, 1941, Orson Welles’ masterpiece Citizen Kane was released in U.S. movie theaters. The movie, despite critical praise, was not initially well-received by audiences. It was only years later, when it was re-released, that Citizen Kane began to garner well-deserved accolades for its pioneering camera and sound work, as well as its deeply meaningful story. 



I hope to see you here!

Juli

The House of the Seven Gables Update

Recently the House of the Seven Gables appointed an Interim Executive Director, Kara McLaughlin, to guide the "Gables" while a thorough search could be made for the organization's next full-time Executive Director.  I have had the pleasure of working with Kara on several important issues since she arrived in her new position, and it certainly seems to me like the organization is in very capable hands right now.

Here is a photo that I snapped of Kara when I was meeting with her earlier this week.


I thought I would also take a few minutes to snap some photos at the "House" while I was there, because the gardens are already looking beautiful with their spring flowers.  Here is a little photo tour for you to enjoy today:






I hope you are planning to come to Salem soon.  We are looking pretty spectacular now. . . that winter is behind us finally!!!

See you here?

Juli

Monday, April 29, 2013

Toshio Shibata, Constructed Landscapes -- Photographs


Toshio Shibata, Constructed Landscapes is OPEN at PEM
On display now through October 6, 2013

New and seldom seen works by one of Japan’s visionary landscape photographers are now on display at the Peabody Essex Museum, located just one short block from the Hawthorne Hotel.  You will not want to miss these spectacular images.

While I have placed, with permission, some images for you to see in this blog post, I can assure you that these in no way can have the effect that seeing these very large images in person will have on you when you go to visit.

In addition to this great show you can also go to see the Nick Cave exhibit which continues to entrance me.
While both shows are relatively small in the number of items there to see, they are of such importance in what they offer that you simply cannot miss seeing them.
Toshio Shibata, Okawa Village, Tosa County, Kochi Prefecture, 2007 © Toshio Shibata

Since the early 1980s, Toshio Shibata has turned his lens on the roads, dams and bridges of Japan to create visually striking images highlighting the delicate balance between nature and the artificial. On view from April 20 - October 6, 2013, Toshio Shibata, Constructed Landscapes features 28 large scale photographs, including the first of the artist’s color photographs ever to be exhibited at an American museum.

Toshio Shibata, Hanno City, Saitama Prefecture, 2006 © Toshio Shibata

Shibata teases beauty out of the unlikeliest of places. Historically, Japanese photographers featured obviously picturesque locations such as temples and gardens. Shibata revolutionized landscape photography in Japan in the 1980s, by instead turning his attention to concrete engineering works and infrastructure found alongside Japanese roadways. He is drawn to these places as microcosms of the delicate balance between the rigidity of human-made structures and the organic properties of nature.

Toshio Shibata, Yunotani Village, Kitauonuma County, Niigata Prefecture, 1989 © Toshio Shibata

“As stunning as Toshio Shibata’s photographs are, they are infused with deep awareness of humanity’s place in nature,” said Phillip Prodger, PEM’s curator of photography.  “As with all the best landscape photographers, his works cause us to reflect on what it means to live in this world.”

Toshio Shibata, Okutama Town, Nishitama County, Tokyo, 2006 © Toshio Shibata

Toshio Shibata, Constructed Landscapes is part of PEM’s continuing effort to introduce contemporary international photographers and their work to new audiences.

This exhibition is made possible by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.
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I hope to see you here, or there.

Juli

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Hawthorne Hotel's Flags of the Week ~~ April 29 through May 5, 2013

Here are the Flags of the Week for Monday, April 29 through Sunday, May 5. 


Monday April 29 Gambia and North Dakota
Tuesday April 30 Georgia and OhioWednesday May 1 Germany and Oklahoma Thursday May 2 Ghana and Oregon
Ghana

Friday May 3 Greece and Pennsylvania


Saturday May 4 Grenada and Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Sunday May 5 Guatemala and Rhode Island




FAQs about our Flag Program

Q.  Why do we have a "flag program" here at the Hawthorne Hotel?

A.  Our owner instituted this program as a way to encourage anyone who comes in contact with us here in Salem, or at our hotel, to think more globally, rather than parochially, about the world we live in.  He believes that the world would be better off if we all thought about the fact that there are other places, other cultures, to understand and appreciate.

Q.  How long has this program been in existence?

A.  While I do not have the exact date it was started, I know that it was fully operational when I arrived at the Hawthorne Hotel as General Manager in the Spring of 1999, so likely at least since 1998 and possibly longer.

Q.  Where are the flags flown?

A.  The country flag flies to the right of the front door as you face the hotel, and the state flag flies on the left.
Q.  How are the flags chosen?

A.  The Hawthorne Hotel owns all of the flags of the member nations of the United Nations, so we fly those flags for the "country" flag, in alphabetical order.  The hotel also owns all of the flags of the states and related protected entities of the United States, and those are also flown in alphabetical order.

Q.  Are there any exceptions to which flags are flown on a particular day?

A.  Yes, we take special requests from guests who will be staying in the hotel, having a function in the hotel, from our staff members, and even from people in the community.  If someone calls us with even a mildly compelling request, we generally honor that request, on a first-call basis.

Q.  What about "Old Glory" -- the flag of the United States of America?

A.  That flag is always flying on the roof of the Hawthorne Hotel.   One day a woman marched into my office and gave me a huge piece of her mind along the lines of how dare we fly the flag of XXX country instead of the flag of the USA.  She ranted on and on for a few minutes before I could interrupt her to tell her that the flag of the USA was the largest flag we own, and was clearly flying on the roof of the hotel.  She quickly mumbled "never mind" and walked out of my office as quickly as she had walked in.

Q.  Does the program ever create controversy over the flag(s) that are flying?

A.  We have had coincidences of flying flags in our normal alphabetical order, when a flag of a country with which the US had previously been at war, and was now in peace with, was flying on a particularly historic date.  For example, one year on December 7, we were flying the flag of Japan.  We got a few phone calls that day scolding us for our recognizing that country on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day.

Q.  What kinds of good things have happened that you can share?

A.  In addition to having our guests happily surprised and delighted because we have honored their special requests, we have also had some nice "happy coincidences" where we have inadvertently been flying the flag of a country when we have been visited by a particular group of people who are from that country, and they just happened by.  Many photographs have been taken in the front of the Hawthorne Hotel with a special flag.

Q.  If I want to request a particular flag or flags be flown, how do I go about making that request?

A.  Please call us at 978-825-4444 or 978-825-4322.  If you reach our voicemail, leave us a message with the details of your request and we will make every effort to honor your request.  Remember we can only fly the flags we have, which are all the flags of the member nations of the UN, and the flags related to the United States of America (states, territories, protectorates, etc.)

We hope to see you here!

Juli

Guest Newsletter for Sunday, April 28

Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Sunday, April 28, 2013.   


Hotel Notes:

Looking for a way to celebrate Father’s Day?  Come to the first annual “Daddy-Daughter” Dance at the Hawthorne Hotel!  Taking place on Saturday June 15, 2013 from 5:30 to 8:30pm, this event includes music, dancing hors d’oeuvres and beverages.  Everyone is welcome, and tickets are $35 per couple inclusive of tax and gratuities ($20 per additional person).  To make reservations call 978-825-4311. 

Stop by the Peabody Essex Museum and see the new exhibit by Toshio Shibata.  One of Japan's preeminent landscape photographers, Toshio Shibata is known for exploring the delicate balance between human made structures and nature. Photographing water catchments, roads, dams and bridges, he examines the unique appearance of such structures in his native land. Through his lens, river beds can look like origami, and waterfalls resemble kimonos. This exhibition of 28 large-format works will be the artist's first solo show in an American museum since 1995 and the first time his color images will be shown in America.  The Peabody Essex Museum is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10am to 5pm, and this exhibit is showing until December 31, 2013.

This Day in History
On April 28, 1915, The International Congress of Women convenes at The Hague, Netherlands, with more than 1,200 delegates from 12 countries—including Britain, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy, Poland, Belgium and the United States—all dedicated to the cause of peace and a resolution of the great international conflict that was World War I.



I hope to see you here!

Juli

Saturday, April 27, 2013

What are Wikki Stix?

At the historic Hawthorne Hotel we try to do as many things in a thoughtful was as possible.  I was reminded of this aspect as I was doing tableside visits a few weeks ago and encountered this lovely young guest, who was allowed to pose for this post.

Instead of handing children a page to color along with some crayons, we have created a "Wikki Stix" package to give each child when them come in, whether to Nathaniel's or the Tavern.

The package includes our children's menu, the Wikki Stix and a sheet of ideas for inspiration that they can use along with the Wikki Stix to help them get started.  We have found that parents and other adults with children in tow really appreciate this alternative activity to keep the children occupied.  And as you can see the children really appreciate them as well.


I hope you enjoy seeing just one more aspect of what we do here at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, MA.

And of course, I hope to see you here.

Juli

Friday, April 26, 2013

Guest Newsletter for Saturday, April 27

Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Saturday, April 27, 2013.  



Hotel Notes:

The Hawthorne Hotel would like to congratulate Brian Gould and Marcello Mancini on their wedding today! We are so thrilled to be a part of your special day, and we hope that you and all of your guests have a wonderful time here with us! Cheers!


The Hawthorne Hotel would also like to congratulate Leah Weinberg and Kurt Brokhoff on their wedding today! We hope that this special day is filled with wonderful memories for you and all of your guests. Congratulations!

SLOW DOWN AND TAKE A CLOSER LOOK
SATURDAY | APRIL 27, 2013 | 10am – 2pm
Experience a museum in a whole new way with Slow Art Day at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM).  On Saturday, April 27, PEM joins more than 200 organizations worldwide in inviting visitors to take their time and take a closer look at art.  Championed by Michael Kimmelman, chief art critic at the New York Times, Slow Art Day is part of a grassroots movement that encourages people to take a break from their busy lives and delve deeply into select works of art, enhancing critical thinking through the act of careful looking.

This Day in History
On April 27, 1956, world heavyweight champ Rocky Marciano retires from boxing at age 31, saying he wants to spend more time with his family. Marciano ended his career as the only heavyweight champion with a perfect record--49 wins in 49 professional bouts, with 43 knockouts. Marciano was from nearby Brockton, Massachusetts.



I hope to see you here!

Juli

Memory Gardens: The Kerouac Symposium 40 Years Later


This post is from the Destination Salem Blog, courtesy of Kate Fox. 
In 1973, Salem State University held one of the first ever academic conferences about Beat writer Jack Kerouac. Fast forward to 2013 and the university has decided to celebrate Kerouac’s genius with scholars and some of the author’s artistic collaborators while offering a retrospective on that first event.
Kerouac Images Collage
Memory Gardens: The Kerouac Symposium 40 Years Later will take place May 2 and 3 in various venues on the Salem State campus and in downtown Salem. The symposium opens May 2 with Bebop and Beats: An Evening of Music and Beat Poetry featuring various local musicians and special guest, Laura Boss, editor of Lips Poetry Magazine. This will be held at the Gulu Gulu CafĂ© at 8 pm.
On Friday, May 3 a panel discussion, Kerouac and the Beats, will take place in Salem State University’s Marsh Hall, Room 210 from 11 to 1 pm. Panelists include noted Kerouac scholars: Ann Douglas, Matt Theado and Gerald Nicosia.  The symposium wraps up with a screening of Pull My Daisy from 4-6:30 pm with special guest David Amram, the composer of the film’s score. This takes place at the Peabody Essex Museum’s Morse Auditorium.

Admission to symposium events is free. For additional information visit: salemstate.edu/arts/kerouac
This symposium is sponsored by the Salem State University Foundation in conjunction with  the Salem State College of Arts and Sciences, English Department  and Center for Creative and Performing Arts.

We hope that you are interested in this special one-time event, and as always, we hope to see you here!

Juli

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Guest Newsletter for Friday, April 26

Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Friday, April 26, 2013.



Hotel Notes:


SLOW DOWN AND TAKE A CLOSER LOOK
SATURDAY | APRIL 27, 2013 | 10am – 2pm
Experience a museum in a whole new way with Slow Art Day at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM).  On Saturday, April 27, PEM joins more than 200 organizations worldwide in inviting visitors to take their time and take a closer look at art.  Championed by Michael Kimmelman, chief art critic at the New York Times, Slow Art Day is part of a grassroots movement that encourages people to take a break from their busy lives and delve deeply into select works of art, enhancing critical thinking through the act of careful looking.

Join us in the Tavern today for our Happy Hour Appetizer between 4:30pm and 6:00pm – Baked Stuffed Clams, just 90 cents each!

Special Wedding Packages Available. Call the Catering Department at x4358 for more information and to plan your special day!

On April 26, 1986, the world's worst nuclear power plant accident occurs at the Chernobyl nuclear power station in the Soviet Union. Thirty-two people died and dozens more suffered radiation burns in the opening days of the crisis, but only after Swedish authorities reported the fallout did Soviet authorities reluctantly admit that an accident had occurred.


I hope to see you here!

Juli

March Full-Time Employee of the Month

This week all the managers gathered together to award Melissa Kelly of our front desk team with the award for the Full-time Employee of the Month.  

Here you see us surprising Melissa while she is checking in one of our favorite guests. He really enjoyed seeing the process, and was especially supportive of how great the customer service experience is here at the Hawthorne Hotel.
 Melissa clearly enjoyed being the center of attention on this particular afternoon.
 Left to right:  Lucie Ogeron, Front Office Manager; Melissa Kelly; Andy Seidel, Evening Manager
Thanks so much Melissa, for taking such great care of our guests!  And for being our television star as well!!

I hope you will join me in congratulating Melissa the next time you are in the Hawthorne Hotel.

Juli

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Guest Newsletter for Thursday, April 25

Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Thursday, April 25, 2013.



Hotel Notes:


SLOW DOWN AND TAKE A CLOSER LOOK
SATURDAY | APRIL 27, 2013 | 10am – 2pm
Experience a museum in a whole new way with Slow Art Day at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM).  On Saturday, April 27, PEM joins more than 200 organizations worldwide in inviting visitors to take their time and take a closer look at art.  Championed by Michael Kimmelman, chief art critic at the New York Times, Slow Art Day is part of a grassroots movement that encourages people to take a break from their busy lives and delve deeply into select works of art, enhancing critical thinking through the act of careful looking.

Join us in the Tavern today for our Happy Hour Appetizer between 4:30pm and 6:00pm – Fried Shrimp Cozy with Sesame-Garlic Dip, just 90 cents each!

Special Wedding Packages Available. Call the Catering Department at x4358 for more information and to plan your special day!

On April 25, 1947, President Harry S. Truman officially opens the first White House bowling alley. The two-lane bowling alley, situated in the West Wing, had been constructed earlier that year. Truman did not use the alley much himself, but supported a group of White House employees in forming a White House Bowling League in 1950. Teams included Secret Service agents, household staff, secretaries, switchboard operators and groundskeepers.



I hope to see you here!

Juli

Part-Time Employee of the Month

Yesterday we surprised Juana Valdez as she sat having lunch in our staff breakroom, to announce to her and all the other staff members present that she had been selected as our Part-time Employee of the Month for March.

 Juana was very surprised as you can see above.
 Here she is proudly showing her award to the camera.

We waited until everyone was finished with their lunch before going to the lobby for more formal photos with Juana's co-workers.  Left to right:  Back row:  Megan Campbell, Executive Housekeeper; Karen, Housekeeper; Juli Lederhaus, General Manager.  Seated: Housekeepers: Carmen, Arisleyda, Juana, and Minerva 
 Juana is very serious about her work, and takes great pride in what she does.  Getting her to smile is not the easiest thing just because of her seriousness about her work.  But you can see that someone was having a bit of success in getting all of us to laugh in the photo above.

Thank you so much, Juana, for taking such pride in the cleanliness of our hotel.  I know our guests join me in expressing how much we all sincerely appreciate how clean our guest rooms are.  I fully realize that a lot of that good work is attributable to you!

Congratulations!

Juli

[Thanks to Christine Perry and Claire Kallelis for taking these photos.]

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Guest Newsletter for Wednesday, April 24


Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Wednesday, April 24, 2013.







Hotel Notes:


SLOW DOWN AND TAKE A CLOSER LOOK
SATURDAY | APRIL 27, 2013 | 10am – 2pm
Experience a museum in a whole new way with Slow Art Day at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM).  On Saturday, April 27, PEM joins more than 200 organizations worldwide in inviting visitors to take their time and take a closer look at art.  Championed by Michael Kimmelman, chief art critic at the New York Times, Slow Art Day is part of a grassroots movement that encourages people to take a break from their busy lives and delve deeply into select works of art, enhancing critical thinking through the act of careful looking.

Join us in the Tavern today for our Happy Hour Appetizer between 4:30pm and 6:00pm – Beef Burger Sliders, just 90 cents each!

On April 24, 1800, President John Adams approves legislation to appropriate $5,000 to purchase "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress," thus establishing the Library of Congress. The first books, ordered from London, arrived in 1801 and were stored in the U.S. Capitol, the library's first home. The first library catalog, dated April 1802, listed 964 volumes and nine maps.


I hope to see you here!

Juli

Another BEAUTIFUL Wedding at the Hawthorne Hotel

The Martinez/Gasbarro wedding this past weekend was simply way too beautiful to not photograph and share with you here on on blog.  I hope you enjoy the great photos taken by our evening manager, Andy Seidel. Thanks Andy, for capturing these great photos!








I hope to see you here.

Juli

Monday, April 22, 2013

Lovely Wedding Ideas

This past week we had our quarterly wedding "tasting" which is much more than that.  Please check out this post on our wedding blog to see more.

Wedding Ideas and Our Tasting

I hope you enjoy getting yet another look at what we do here at the Hawthorne Hotel.

Juli


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Hawthorne Hotel's Flags of the Week ~~ April 22 through 28, 2013


Here are the Flags of the Week for Monday, April 22 through Sunday, April 28. 
Monday April 22 Eritrea and Nebraska
Tuesday April 23 Estonia and Nevada
Wednesday April 24 Ethiopia and New Hampshire
Thursday April 25 Fiji and New Jersey
Friday April 26 Finland and New Mexico
Finland

Saturday April 27 France and New York
New York

Sunday April 28 Gabon and North Carolina


FAQs about our Flag Program

Q.  Why do we have a "flag program" here at the Hawthorne Hotel?

A.  Our owner instituted this program as a way to encourage anyone who comes in contact with us here in Salem, or at our hotel, to think more globally, rather than parochially, about the world we live in.  He believes that the world would be better off if we all thought about the fact that there are other places, other cultures, to understand and appreciate.

Q.  How long has this program been in existence?

A.  While I do not have the exact date it was started, I know that it was fully operational when I arrived at the Hawthorne Hotel as General Manager in the Spring of 1999, so likely at least since 1998 and possibly longer.

Q.  Where are the flags flown?

A.  The country flag flies to the right of the front door as you face the hotel, and the state flag flies on the left.
Q.  How are the flags chosen?

A.  The Hawthorne Hotel owns all of the flags of the member nations of the United Nations, so we fly those flags for the "country" flag, in alphabetical order.  The hotel also owns all of the flags of the states and related protected entities of the United States, and those are also flown in alphabetical order.

Q.  Are there any exceptions to which flags are flown on a particular day?

A.  Yes, we take special requests from guests who will be staying in the hotel, having a function in the hotel, from our staff members, and even from people in the community.  If someone calls us with even a mildly compelling request, we generally honor that request, on a first-call basis.

Q.  What about "Old Glory" -- the flag of the United States of America?

A.  That flag is always flying on the roof of the Hawthorne Hotel.   One day a woman marched into my office and gave me a huge piece of her mind along the lines of how dare we fly the flag of XXX country instead of the flag of the USA.  She ranted on and on for a few minutes before I could interrupt her to tell her that the flag of the USA was the largest flag we own, and was clearly flying on the roof of the hotel.  She quickly mumbled "never mind" and walked out of my office as quickly as she had walked in.

Q.  Does the program ever create controversy over the flag(s) that are flying?

A.  We have had coincidences of flying flags in our normal alphabetical order, when a flag of a country with which the US had previously been at war, and was now in peace with, was flying on a particularly historic date.  For example, one year on December 7, we were flying the flag of Japan.  We got a few phone calls that day scolding us for our recognizing that country on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day.

Q.  What kinds of good things have happened that you can share?

A.  In addition to having our guests happily surprised and delighted because we have honored their special requests, we have also had some nice "happy coincidences" where we have inadvertently been flying the flag of a country when we have been visited by a particular group of people who are from that country, and they just happened by.  Many photographs have been taken in the front of the Hawthorne Hotel with a special flag.

Q.  If I want to request a particular flag or flags be flown, how do I go about making that request?

A.  Please call us at 978-825-4444 or 978-825-4322.  If you reach our voicemail, leave us a message with the details of your request and we will make every effort to honor your request.  Remember we can only fly the flags we have, which are all the flags of the member nations of the UN, and the flags related to the United States of America (states, territories, protectorates, etc.)

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Guest Newsletter for Sunday, April 21

Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Sunday, April 21, 2013.



I hope to see you here!


Juli

Delightful and "Proper" Thank You Note

In a world that is headed to see the virtual extinction of cursive writing, I imaging that the "properly written" thank you note may also be fading away.  I guess that is what makes receiving one all the more special as each day goes by.

I hope you enjoy looking over my shoulder at this one.


This certainly made us happy today.

I hope we can assist you with a special event at some point.  If so, please give us a call at 978-825-4358.

Juli

Guest Newsletter for Saturday, April 20

Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Saturday, April 20, 2013.






Hotel Notes:

The Hawthorne Hotel would like to congratulate Matthew Gasbarro and Klenda Martinez on their wedding today. We are so happy to be a part of your special day, and we hope that you and all of your guests have a wonderful time here with us. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you feel at home. Cheers!


The Hawthorne Hotel would also like to congratulate Jeremy Faro and Joshua Meyers on their wedding today. We hope that this is truly a day full of wonderful memories for both of you and all of your friends and family. Congratulations


SLOW DOWN AND TAKE A CLOSER LOOK
SATURDAY | APRIL 27, 2013 | 10am – 2pm
Experience a museum in a whole new way with Slow Art Day at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM).  On Saturday, April 27, PEM joins more than 200 organizations worldwide in inviting visitors to take their time and take a closer look at art.  Championed by Michael Kimmelman, chief art critic at the New York Times, Slow Art Day is part of a grassroots movement that encourages people to take a break from their busy lives and delve deeply into select works of art, enhancing critical thinking through the act of careful looking.


This Day in History
On this day in Edgar Allen Poe's story, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, first appears in Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine. The tale is generally considered to be the first detective story. The story describes the extraordinary "analytical power" used by Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin to solve a series of murders in Paris.



I hope to see you here!

Juli

Friday, April 19, 2013

FREE Bicycle Use -- How Cool Is This?

For another year we are partnering with the City of Salem to provide free bicycle "day rentals" for anyone who would like to use these bikes.

The bikes are provided by the City, and the Hawthorne Hotel provides the service of checking them out to the users who want to borrow them.

There are a couple of caveats:

1.  You must be 18 years old.
2.  You must have a valid CREDIT CARD (Debit Cards do not work for this program)
3.  You must have a valid photo ID issued by a government entity.  License, passport or similar.
4.  You have to do a bit of paperwork, and agree to wear the helmet that is provided.




In order to get started, pick out the bike that appears to fit you best.  We do have tools that you can borrow to adjust the seat heights, if need be, but if you don't need to fool with that, why bother?

Come in to the hotel with your required "stuff" and go to the front desk.  Please understand that our guests have first priority for our time, so you may need to be patient while you wait to be helped.  This is a service we are doing on a volunteering-to-help-the-community basis, so we have to do our paid work first.

Please also keep in mind that we did not make the rules for this service -- the City of Salem did -- so if you don't agree or like any of them, please do not vent your concerns with our clerks.  We would so much appreciate this, so that we keep wanting to offer this voluntary service.  No one wants to deal with an unhappy person!

Fill out the required paperwork, get your helmet, key to the lock, and take off!

Have fun enjoying Salem by bicycle.

Remember, this is available to both local residents and visitors from out of town.

We hope to see you here.

Juli

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Guest Newsletter for Friday, April 18

Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Friday, April 19, 2013.




I hope to see you here!

Juli